A book about the history of solid state physics

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What is the best books about the history of solid state physics?

I only found this:
Out of the Crystal Maze: Chapters from the History of Solid State Physics
by Lillian Hoddeson

Are there any other books?

Thanks for your suggestions
 
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Hoddeson is the only broad based one that I know of. It is a serious history, not a popular history.

I also enjoyed the book of essays
Mott Beginnings of Solid State Physics

There are plenty of histories on specific topics and biographies.
 
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For a recommended specific topic
Riordan Crystal Fire

For a recommended (auto)biography
Bitter Magnets
 
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