Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut by James Marcus

Jun 28th, 2015
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In a book that Ian Frazier has called a fascinating and sometimes hair-raising morality tale from deep inside the Internet boom,” James Marcus, hired by Amazon.com in 1996 when the company was so small his e-mail address could be james@amazon.comlooks back a decade later at the ecstatic rise, dramatic fall, and remarkable comeback of the consummate symbol of late 1990s America. Observing how it was to be in the right place (Seattle) at the right time (the 90s)” (Chicago Reader), Marcus offers a ringside seat on everything from his first interview with Jeff Bezos to the company’s bizarre, Nordic-style retreats, creating what Jonathan Raban calls an utterly beguiling book.” For this first paperback edition, Marcus has added a new afterword with further reflections on his Amazon experience.

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