Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century

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Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) is generally considered the greatest American SF 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 socialist 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 is the first of two volumes of a major American biography. This volume is about Robert A. Heinlein's life up to the end of the 1940s and the mid-life crisis that changed him forever.N The house was an absolute mess, and in the necessary cleaning up and clearing out, they found more damage than they had known about. Paxton had left his dog in the house rather than taking it outside to do its business. There were corners soaked with urine and other stains. The floor had to be sanded back to the wood and refinished. ... Repairs would make quite a dent in their nest egg of war bondsa€”the small amount they had managed to accumulate since Skipper died.

Title:Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century
Author:William H. Patterson, Jr.
Publisher:Macmillan - 2010-08-17


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