Sixth Column

Sixth Column

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by Robert A. Heinlein, Robert A. Henlein
     
 

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America has become the last of the Free Nations to fall. Though scattered resistance flares throughout the continent, the only real hope resides in a mountain redoubt where six men work in secret on a plan to rock the planet.  See more details below

Overview

America has become the last of the Free Nations to fall. Though scattered resistance flares throughout the continent, the only real hope resides in a mountain redoubt where six men work in secret on a plan to rock the planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671578268
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
08/27/2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 6.77(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Robert A Heinlein is considered one of the “Big Three” of classic science fiction (along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke). Heinlein is a seven-time Hugo Award recipient and was given the first Grand Master Nebula Award for lifetime achievement. Heinlein’s juveniles alone have influenced generations of scientists, engineers and creators the world over (for instance, it was once estimated that everyone in the Apollo 11 mission control room had read and loved at least one Heinlein novel). His worldwide bestsellers include Have Space Suit—Will Travel, Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, Time Enough for Love, and The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.

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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