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Robert C. O'Brien (1918–1973)

Robert Lesley Conly aka Robert C. O'Brien was an American author best known for his 1975 novel 'Z for Zachariah', a post-apocalyptic story set in the wake of World War III. It follows sixteen-year-old central protagonist Ann Burden, who has survived a nuclear war having found a remote section of valley that is protected from nuclear fallout. The ... See full bio »

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 2015 Z for Zachariah (novel)
 1998 The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (Video) (characters)
 1984 Play for Today (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Z for Zachariah (1984) ... (novel)
 1982 The Secret of NIMH (novel "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH")
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 1964 Shock Treatment (sound)
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 2004 Everwood (TV Series) (text - 1 episode)
- The L Word (2004) ... (text: "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh")

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Novel: "Z for Zachariah" (filmed as Play for Today: Z for Zachariah (1984)).
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Wrote for Newsweek magazine in New York City before World War II (he was not drafted because of his 4F classification), and in 1944 moved to Washington, D.C., where he became a reporter for the Washington Times-Herald. For the rest of his life was an editor and writer in the Washington area. In 1951 he became a writer for National Geographic magazine. See more »

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