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Robert A. Heinlein : in dialogue with his century. Volume I, 1907-1948, Learning curve

Author: William H Patterson
Publisher: New York : Tor, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) is widely considered the greatest American science fiction writer of the 20th century. A famous and bestselling author in later life, he started as a navy man and graduate of Annapolis who was forced to retire because of tuberculosis. A left-wing politician in the 1930s, he became one of the sources of Libertarian politics in the USA in his later years. His most famous works include  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Robert A Heinlein; Robert A Heinlein; Robert A Heinlein
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William H Patterson
ISBN: 9780765319609 0765319608
OCLC Number: 657871180
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description: 622 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Heinleins of Butler, Missouri --
Growing Up, Kansas City --
A Jazz Age Teenager --
Plebe Summer --
Plebe Year --
Youngster Year --
Second Class Year --
First Classman --
Frying Pan and Fire --
New York State of Mind --
Robert and Uncle Ernie --
Leslyn MacDonald --
Swallowing the Anchor --
Baptism of Fire --
Party and Shadow Party --
Party Animal --
The Next Thing --
And the Next --
Not Quite Done with Politics --
Out and About: the Long, Strange Trip --
Expanding Horizons --
"And put aside childish things ..." --
"Do with thy heart what thy hands find to do ..." --
Keeping on ... --
Stabilizing, Somewhat --
Dangerous New World --
Settling In --
Writing Factory --
Separation. Anxiety --
Also on the Road ... --
Once More, Dear Friends ... --
Fresh Starts.
Other Titles: In dialogue with his century
1907-1948, Learning curve
Learning curve
Responsibility: William H. Patterson, Jr.

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Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) is widely considered the greatest American science fiction writer of the 20th century. A famous and bestselling author in later life, he started as a navy man and graduate of Annapolis who was forced to retire because of tuberculosis. A left-wing politician in the 1930s, he became one of the sources of Libertarian politics in the USA in his later years. His most famous works include the Future History series (stories and novels collected in The Past Through Tomorrow and continued in later novels), Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Given his desire for privacy in the later decades of his life, he was both stranger and more interesting than one could ever have known. This first of two volumes covers Heinlein's life up to the midlife crisis that changed him forever.--From publisher description.

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