Warren and Bill

Gates, Buffett, and the Friendship That Changed the World

by Anthony McCarten

On Sale: 04/30/2024

Warren and Bill

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Warren and Bill

Gates, Buffett, and the Friendship That Changed the World

by Anthony McCarten

On Sale: 04/30/2024


About the Book

From the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of The Theory of Everything, Darkest Hour, and The Two Popes comes the fascinating account of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s friendship—one of the most impactful relationships in history, and the basis of an upcoming play and film.

Few friendships have had such far-reaching implications for the world—from finance to technology to philanthropy—than that between Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. After meeting at a party in 1991, the two played cards and golf, shared jokes, swapped trade secrets, ate junk food, talked and listened. Their growing friendship would impact each man and lead to change on a grander scale, culminating in the development of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which holds nearly $50 billion in assets.

How did such an unusual union blossom? In what ways specifically did each man begin to influence the other? How did these two avid wealth accumulators jointly decide to address some of the world’s most critical problems—poverty, disease, inequality—by giving their wealth away? And what, finally, does their giga-wealthy partnership mean for the rest of us in an age of great wealth—and great inequality? This book gives the fullest account yet of this extraordinary relationship and explores how it has transformed these two men—and is changing the world for the better for all of us. 

Critical Praise

“This is one of the best thrillers I’ve read in a long time, although the word 'thriller' doesn’t quite capture the sheer pleasure of reading this story, with its wickedly clever set-up, its unassuming librarian protagonist, its twisty plot and surprise ending. Beyond pure entertainment is the truth this novel speaks about the disturbing times we live in. I highly, highly recommend this book.” — Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Cabinet of Dr. Leng and The Lost City of the Monkey God

“As fast-paced as it is timely…Anthony McCarten shoots a bullet through contemporary America with this wickedly taut conspiracy thriller. I'll never look at my phone the same way again.”  — Graham Moore, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Days of Night and The Sherlockian

Going Zero is the first novel I've read in years that speeds the pulse as much as it challenges the brain. That can-you-beat-the-system hook recalls the juggernaut likes of Ready Player One and Lost, but Going Zero outpaces them both, and dives deeper: it's a speculative-fiction classic in the vein (and even in the league) of I, Robot and Jurassic Park—a thriller you can gobble down with a bucket of popcorn, and also feel smarter for having read. Provocative, perceptive, and—no other word will do—ingenious.” — A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

". . . an edgy, compulsively readable thriller." — Publishers Weekly


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063037793
  • ISBN 10: 0063037793
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 04/30/2024
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:37.00 CAD

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