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Starship Troopers (original 1959; edition 1987)

by Robert A. Heinlein

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Title:Starship Troopers
Authors:Robert A. Heinlein
Info:Ace (1987), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 272 pages
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Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein (1959)

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A young recruit signs up for the toughest boot came in the known universe for a lark. In boot camp, he learns how to be a soldier. In war, he learns why. A Hugo Award winning classic.
  mcmlsbookbutler | Jan 26, 2017 |
This is a story about the growing up of a boy to a man in the "mobile infantry". It's really a story about poly sci, sci-fi and just plain sci at some time in the future with a pretty normal government established. The interstellar war is against the bugs (reminds me of Ender's Game). The sci-fi part includes Heinlein's view of interstellar travel and infantry combat in the future. Organization was not chronologic, rather chrono-funk, where the author unraveled story as it went along, leaving crumbs, presumably for future stories. Juan rises in rank from buck recruit to 3rd Lt, handling the increased rank nicely and learning along the way. During some part of the book, the author discusses political science and the new, ideal government, But, like all soldiers, that's five or six levels above Juan's pay grade. And, even with the advance technology, I thought it strange that the soldiers still received paper letters, even when far, far, away. Good book, enjoyed it. ( )
  buffalogr | Jan 14, 2017 |
The first book I ever took notes in. The first book I ever reread immediately upon completion. The book that introduced me to Heinlein. Read this book. Again. And Again. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
Scifi
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
VERY different from the movie. Some of the technology doesn't hold up and the politics are, well, what they are, but it lived up to its reputation. ( )
  oswallt | Nov 25, 2016 |
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Robert A. Heinleinprimary authorall editionscalculated
Davies, Gordon C.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Giancola, DonatoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
James, LloydNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lehr, PaulCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lundgren, CarlCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Warhola, JamesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To "Sarge" Arthur George Smith - SOLDIER, CITIZEN, SCIENTIST - AND TO ALL SERGEANTS ANYWHERE WHO HAVE LABORED TO MAKE MEN OUT OF BOYS. R.A.H.
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I always get the shakes before a drop.
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Anyone who clings to the historically untrue-and thoroughly immoral-doctrine that 'violence never settles anything' I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedom.
"The noblest fate that a man can endure is to place his own mortal body betwen his loved home and war's desolation."
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In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial best-sellers, a recruit of the future goes through the
toughest boot camp in the Universe--and into battle against mankind's most frightening enemy.
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Juan Rico signed up with the Federal Service on a lark, but despite the hardships and rigorous training, he finds himself determined to make it as a cap trooper. In boot camp he will learn how to become a soldier, but when he graduates and war comes (as it always does for soldiers), he will learn why he is a soldier. Many consider this Hugo Award winner to be Robert Heinlein's finest work, and with good reason. Forget the battle scenes and high-tech weapons (though this novel has them)--this is Heinlein at the top of his game talking people and politics.

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With Earth embroiled in a vast interplanetary war with the "Bugs," a young recruit in the Federal Reserves relates his experiences training in boot camp and as a junior officer in the Terran Mobile Infantry.

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