Pat Frank

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Pat Frank


Born
in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
May 05, 1908

Died
October 12, 1964

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"Pat Frank" was the lifelong nickname adopted by the American writer, newspaperman, and government consultant, who was born Harry Hart Frank and who is remembered today almost exclusively for his post-apocalyptic novel Alas, Babylon. Before the publication of his first novel Mr. Adam launched his second career as novelist and independent writer, Frank spent many years as a journalist and information handler for several newspapers, agencies, and government bureaus. His fiction and nonfiction books, stories, and articles made good use of his years of experience observing government and military bureaucracy and its malfunctions, and the threat of nuclear proliferation and annihilation. After the success of Alas, Babylon, Frank concentrated on ...more

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Alas, Babylon

4.07 avg rating — 33,831 ratings — published 1959 — 53 editions
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Mr. Adam

3.44 avg rating — 236 ratings — published 1946 — 15 editions
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Forbidden Area

3.78 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1956 — 11 editions
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Hold Back The Night

3.73 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1951 — 13 editions
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An Affair of State

3.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1948 — 4 editions
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How to Survive the H-Bomb.....

3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1962
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The Long Way Round

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1953
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How to Date Rich Women: Lea...

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Salt of the Earth

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“I love you. I worry about you. I wonder whether I tell you enough how I love you and want you and need you and how I am diminished . . . when you are not with me and how I am multiplied when you are here.”
Pat Frank, Alas, Babylon
tags: love

“If Man retained faith in God, he might also retain faith in Man.”
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“ 'Legs are for men's pleasure, breasts are for babies'.' " - Lib McGovern”
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