Milano: Longanesi & C., . First Edition. Biography of the Italian-American electrical engineer Andrew (alt. name Andrea) Viterbi, creator of the Viterbi algorithm. Born to Jewish parents in Bergamo, Italy, Viterbi and his family emigrated to the United States in 1939 to escape Fascist Italy's racial laws. He would go on to found the semiconductor equipment company Qualcomm and is a professor at the University of Southern California. Uncommon in the United States, with three copies located in OCLC as of September, 2016, at the NYPL, USC, and the Library of Congress. Octavo (20.75cm.); original cloth in green and black pictorial dust jacket; 254pp. A hint of shelf wear, textblock starting to tone due to poor paper stock, else Near Fine. Inscribed and signed by Andrew Viterbi, the subject of the book: "To Paul Pontecorvo, With gratitude for your mentoring and support in my early years, Affectionately, Andrew Viterbi (see pp. 60-61)." Additionally signed by the author on front fly leaf. Paul Pontecorvo is mentioned on pp. 60-1.
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The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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