His new book is The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation.
One of Gertner's six favorite books about science and technology, as told to The Week magazine:
The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard RhodesRead about another book on the list.
Rhodes describes America’s Manhattan Project in deep, deep detail. But this nonfiction masterwork moves briskly anyway — from the origins of the idea for nuclear reactions (on a London street corner) to the apocalyptic explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The Making of the Atomic Bomb is on William Rosen's five best list of books about inventions and Michael Evans's list of six top books on nuclear war.
Gertner's The Idea Factory is one of the Barnes & Noble Review's five top books on innovation.