Michael Crichton





Michael Crichton

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born
in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
October 23, 1942

died
November 04, 2008

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Michael Crichton (1942–2008) was one of the most successful novelists of his generation, admired for his meticulous scientific research and fast-paced narrative. He graduated summa cum laude and earned his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1969. His first novel, Odds On (1966), was written under the pseudonym John Lange and was followed by seven more Lange novels. He also wrote as Michael Douglas and Jeffery Hudson. His novel A Case of Need won the Edgar Award in 1969. Popular throughout the world, he has sold more than 200 million books. His novels have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and thirteen have been made into films.


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More books by Michael Crichton…
“If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ”
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“Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.”
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