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“[Heinlein] 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.”
“Like Carlos Baker’s Hemingway, this is an essential and exhaustive life.”
“Patterson offers a meticulous life-portrait of America’s most pivotal science fiction author. In following Robert Heinlein’s journey, step-by-step, we come to understand the persistent themes of his work. Perseverance, compassion, courage, curiosity, and—above all—a drive to confront the future on its own terms, eye-to-eye.”
Fans of Heinlein: READ THIS BOOK.
The author does his best to understand Heinlein and his work in the context of his work, his interest in science, and most of all, his patriotism and military service.
One hundred pages of endnotes add specific citations and further information without interrupting the narrative.
I am extremely impressed with this biography (Vol. 1) so far. I'm about a quarter of the way through this volume and find it very engrossing and highly comprehensive. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Karl Kunkel
As a Heinlein fan since childhood, I read this biography with great interest. It is thorough and meticulous in research and it is well written. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Michael A. Maday
Good book if you are really interested in getting to know the man behind so many stories and novels, as I was. Apparently Heinlein was a real packrat for personal correspondence. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Thomas S. Pawlowski
I've been a Heinlein fan for close to 50 years. I could see Patterson's access to Heinlein's private papers in this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by rokpyle
So detailed and complete that you feel you're living his life.Published 1 month ago by Kurt D. Graham
Let me start off by saying I am a fan of Robert Heinlein's work. Also let me say that as read this volume and the one after it there were many things I came to be surprised at both... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Far more in depth biographical information about RAH than I'd read before. The time he spent in NYC was totally unknown to me previously. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paul Bodensiek
I was fascinated by the level of sophisticated detail and research in this book. Heinlein has long been one of my favorite authors and it is absolutely thrilling to get this ground... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lucy lover