In memory yet green: the autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920-1954

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Doubleday, Feb 1, 1979 - Biography & Autobiography - 732 pages
Candidly recounting his lifetime in science and science fiction, Asimov describes his life as a child prodigy, a fifteen-year-old college freshman, and a brilliant teacher whose classes ended with standing ovations

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Probably one of the best autobiographies I've ever read. I feel as though I've known Asimov for years (albeit not just through his writings). Lots of fun. Wordy, but worth every little detail he adds. Read full review

IN MEMORY YET GREEN: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov 1920-1954

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What happens when an overachiever with almost perfect recall is let loose on autobiography? You get length, for a start. Documenting birth through age 34 enables Asimov to dwell lovingly on the ... Read full review

Contents

My Birthplace
3
My Ancestors
8
My Parents
18
My Infancy
33
Leaving the Soviet Union
35
Van Siclen Avenue
43
Miller Avenue
53
The Candy Store
63
The War and the Armyin That Order
353
Philadelphia
355
Marriage
363
Walnut Street
368
Wingate Hall
377
Back to Writing
388
Navy Yard Matters
397
The Draft
419

Essex Street
83
Junior High School
102
Educationin and out of School
113
Entering High School
115
Decatur Street
120
Entering College
138
Seth Low Junior College
151
Windsor Place
162
My Diary
176
Astounding Science Fiction
189
John Campbell
196
The Futurians
208
Advanced Degrees and Elementary Love
217
My First Sales
219
College Graduation
234
Convention Summer
242
Entering Graduate School
249
Irene
258
Growing Up
268
Making My Literary Mark
280
Master of Arts
298
Foundation 37
311
Qualifying Examinations
322
Gertrude
328
Fort Meade
432
Camp Lee
437
Hawaii
455
Discharge
469
Into and out of Manhattan
477
Dean Street
479
Windsor Place Again
501
Doctor of Philosophy
515
Stuyvesant Town
529
Job Hunting
546
Boston
558
Two Careers but Where Next?
565
Somerville
567
Beyond Campbell
588
Pregnancy
611
Waltham
621
David
631
Writing vs Research
643
Out from Under
664
Science Fiction at Its Peak
680
Catalog of Books
709
Index
717
588
719
Copyright

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About the author (1979)

To list Isaac Asimov's honors, as to list his books, would be excessive. Let it simply be noted that Isaac Asimov was the most famous, most honored, most widely read, and most beloved science fiction author of all time. In his five decades as an author, he wrote more than four hundred books, won every award his readers and colleagues could contrive to give him, and provided pleasure and insight to millions. He died in 1992, still at work.

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