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    I am a historian of the modern United States who writes and teaches about technology, politics, and connections between the two. My books include the critically acclaimed history of the technology industry and the people who made it, The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America.

    Literary agent: Daniel Lazar, Writers House
    Speaking inquiries: Raleigh Addington, Chartwell
  • The Code Paperback Cover

    Praise for The Code

    Named a Best Book of 2019 by the Financial Times and Publishers Weekly


    One of New York Magazine's best books on Silicon Valley

    “How an otherwise unexceptional swath of suburbia came to rule the world is the central question animating “The Code,” Margaret O’Mara’s accessible yet sophisticated chronicle of Silicon Valley. An academic historian blessed with a journalist’s prose, O’Mara focuses less on the actual technology than on the people and policies that ensured its success.”
    New York Times Book Review

    "The Code is a wise chronicle of the accretion and deployment of power and is especially sharp in tracking the Valley’s evolving relationship to Washington, D.C. By taking the long view, Ms. O’Mara provides us with the ability to see the roots of contemporary problems created by Silicon Valley’s rise.”

    The Wall Street Journal





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