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Robert A. Heinlein : in dialogue with his century

Author: William H Patterson
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2010-2014.
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
Named Person: Robert A Heinlein; Robert A Heinlein; Robert A Heinlein; Robert A Heinlein; Robert A Heinlein
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William H Patterson
ISBN: 9780765319609 0765319608 9780765319616 0765319616
OCLC Number: 428026806
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: v. 1. 1907-1948, learning curve --
v. 2 1948-1988, the man who learned better.
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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