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Sixth Column
     

Sixth Column

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by Robert A. Heinlein
 

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After the U.S. is conquered, an enclave of brilliant misfits leads a rebellion against near-impossible odds. The totalitarian East has triumphed in a massive invasion and the United States has fallen to a dictatorial superpower bent on total domination. That power is consolidating its grip via concentration camps, police state tactics, and a total monopoly upon the

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After the U.S. is conquered, an enclave of brilliant misfits leads a rebellion against near-impossible odds. The totalitarian East has triumphed in a massive invasion and the United States has fallen to a dictatorial superpower bent on total domination. That power is consolidating its grip via concentration camps, police state tactics, and a total monopoly upon the very thoughts of the conquered populace. A tiny enclave of scientists and soldiers survives, unbeknownst to America's new rulers. It's six against six million—but those six happen to include a scientific genius, a master of subterfuge and disguise who learned his trade as a lawyer-turned-hobo, and a tough-minded commander who knows how to get the best out of his rag-tag assortment of American discontents, wily operators, and geniuses. It's going to take technological savvy and a propaganda campaign that would leave Madison Avenue aghast, but the U.S. will rise again. The counterinsurgency for freedom is on, and defeat is not an option.

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Product Details

BN ID:
2940148473060
Publisher:
Baen Books
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
94,177
File size:
563 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-1988) was an American science-fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers", he was an influential and controversial author of the genre in his time. Some of his most popular works include Glory Road, as well as his controversial bestsellers Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, and the short story All You Zombies. Heinlein’s books were among the first works of science fiction to reach bestseller status in both hardcover and paperback.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 7, 1907
Date of Death:
May 8, 1988
Place of Birth:
Butler, Missouri
Place of Death:
Carmel, California
Education:
Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy, 1929; attended University of California, Los Angeles, 1934, for graduate study in physic

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Sixth Column 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
According to legend, Heinlein was given the concept of 'Sixth Column', and was supervised during the writing by John Campbell, who conceived a weapon that could selectively incapacitate races...a concept Heinlein, understandably, found distasteful. It is to his credit that the novel works, and is such an exciting 'read'; in fact, it is one of his better stories during a most prolific period of his career. But it has stirred controvery since it's publication!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is what a lot of us grew up on.supposedly everything was black and white and the good guys always won but with but with heinlein you always looked a little deeper.and knew the human race was a little better then you thought.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep in mind Heinlein wrote this after the Rape of Nanking. The characterizations reflect the 1940s view of the world.
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