The Resource A biography of Michael Crichton, (electronic resource)

A biography of Michael Crichton, (electronic resource)

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A biography of Michael Crichton
Title
A biography of Michael Crichton
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eng
Summary
'I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.' Born on October 23, 1942, John Michael Crichton was raised in Long Island, New York. His parents John Henderson Crichton and Zula Miller Crichton also gave birth to two girls, Kimberley and Catherine Crichton, and one boy, Douglas. His father was a journalist. His mother regularly took the kids to the museum, theatres and movies. Crichton has cited his parents' wide-ranging interests for sparking his own. Crichton was a sickly child, staying indoors for much of his childhood. This home stay combined with his early growth spurt often left him feeling shy and isolated from other children. He would often spend his time indoors playing with model train sets and practicing simple science experiments. He developed an early interest in writing, publishing an article about travel in the New York Times at the age of fourteen. In 1960 he enrolled in Harvard College to study English Literature. After receiving his professors' constant criticism about his writing style, he switched majors to Biological Anthropology. Crichton developed a habit of responding badly to criticisms, often walking away from projects if rewrites were requested and criticizing the person responsible. This habit stayed with him through his career. After his professors' criticism of one particular essay, he plagiarized an essay originally written by George Orwell and handed it in. The essay received a B-minus
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Midwest
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T., Steven
Dewey number
813/.54
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Novelists, American
  • Science fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A biography of Michael Crichton, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11390789
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781614647508
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11390789
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A biography of Michael Crichton, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11390789
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781614647508
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11390789
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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