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Robert C. O'Brien - Author

About the Author

Robert C. O'Brien (1918-1973) was, in private life, Robert Leslie Conly, senior assistant editor of National Geographic Magazine where he worked for over twenty years. He was born in New York and lived most of his adult life in Virginia. He wrote three books for children, including the acclaimed Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh which won the prestigious Newbery Medal. His haunting young adult novel Z for Zachariah was completed posthumously by his wife, Sally, and daughter, Jane, using the author's notes.

Featured books by Robert C. O'Brien

Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah

Author: Robert C. O'Brien Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Ann Burden has been living alone in a valley for over a year - until Loomis, a scientist in a radiation-proof suit, arrives. She hopes they will be companions but his behaviour towards her becomes increasingly threatening as he attacks her and then cuts off her food supply and tries to bring her under his control. Although there may be no one else alive, Ann steals his suit and leaves the valley in search of humanity.

Other books by Robert C. O'Brien

While America Slept Restoring American Leadership to a World in Crisis

While America Slept Restoring American Leadership to a World in Crisis

Author: Robert C. O'Brien Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2016

Robert C. O'Brien's collection of essays on U.S. national security and foreign policy, with a forward by Hugh Hewitt, is a wake up call to the American people. The world has become steadily more dangerous under President Obama's lead from behind foreign policy. The Obama Administration's foreign policy has emboldened our adversaries and disheartened our allies. Indeed, Obama's nuclear deal with Iran is a 1938 moment. At the same time, the U.S. military has been cut and risks returning to the hollow force days of the 1970s. O'Brien lays out the challenges and provides the common sense peace through strength solutions that will allow the next president to make America great again.

Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah

Author: Robert C. O'Brien Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Ann Burden has been living alone in a valley for over a year - until Loomis, a scientist in a radiation-proof suit, arrives. She hopes they will be companions but his behaviour towards her becomes increasingly threatening as he attacks her and then cuts off her food supply and tries to bring her under his control. Although there may be no one else alive, Ann steals his suit and leaves the valley in search of humanity.

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Author: Robert C. O'Brien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

They are not like other rats. They work at night, in secret . . . Time is running out for Mrs Frisby. She must move her family of mice before the farmer destroys their home. But her youngest son, Timothy, is too ill to survive the move. Help comes in the unexpected form of a group of mysterious, super-intelligent rats. But the rats are in danger too, and little by little Mrs Frisby discovers their extraordinary past . . .

Mrs Frisby and the Rats Of NIMH

Mrs Frisby and the Rats Of NIMH

Author: Robert C. O'Brien Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/1975

Newberry Award Winner.

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