It all started with a phone call, amplified by a vacuum tube. In 1956, William Shockley recruited an eclectic group of sharp, young minds to help him change the world. Shockley, while at AT&T Bell Labs, had led the research behind the invention of the Transistor, a tiny electrical gadget that would soon make vacuum tubes obsolete. With his hand-picked team of chemists and physicists, Shockley headed West to a little orchard community along the California coast. In dusty Santa Clara Valley, just 30 miles from Haight-Ashbury, his boys would start a quiet revolution that would reshape the modern world. The Real Revolutionaries is the story of Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore and the rest of the Fairchild Eight- the men who built 'Silicon Valley' from the ground up. Brought together by a mad genius to build essential components for the Military, they would become the driving force behind the Digital Age. In the shadow of Vietnam, at a far west outpost of a divided country, the Fairchild Eight ...