Robert A. Heinlein, Vol 1

In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1 (1907-1948): Learning Curve

William H. Patterson

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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 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 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.

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Robert A. Heinlein
1THE HEINLEINS OF BUTLER, MISSOURIButler, Missouri, has been the county seat and market town for Bates County since the resettlement of the "dark and bloody ground" after the Civil War. Eighty miles southeast of Kansas City, in 1907 it was in its third decade of sustained growth and had achieved a kind of stability that let its residents--most of them--enjoy what is now seen as a golden age of America, though in October of that year they were in for another depression, as debilitating as the savage depression of 1893.Both the Heinlein and Lyle families were well established

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Praise for Robert A. Heinlein:

“...He rewrote US sf as a whole in his own image.  Robert A. Heinlein may have been the all-time most important writer of genre SF.”
--The Science Fiction Encyclopedia

“He made footsteps big enough for a whole country to follow. And it was our country that did it...We proceed down a path marked by his ideas.  That’s legacy enough for any man.  He showed us where the future is.”
--Tom Clancy


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Robert A. Heinlein, Vol 1
In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1 (1907-1948): Learning Curve
William H. Patterson

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