Here’s my (growing) list of must read biographies of computing industry superheros. All of these books are based on real life stories and events, and despite my short attention span, I have found them all to be extremely captivating.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin Mitnick

Free as in Freedom (2.0): Richard Stallman and the Free Software Revolution by Sam Williams

In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy

iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon by Steve Wozniak

One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of by Richard L. Brandt

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook by Ben Mezrich

Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft by Paul Allen

The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley by Leslie Berlin

Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds

The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story by Michael Lewis

Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle by Matthew Symonds

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy