A Heinlein Concordance

created by M. E. Cowan

Robert A Heinlein

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A Heinlein Concordance ©2004 M.E.Cowan

(431–350 BCE) Greek historian and author of the Anabasis, an account of his participation in the activities of a Greek mercenary army; the philosophical history Cyropaedia; and the Hellenica, a history of Greece from about 410 through about 360 BCE.
(Starship Troopers)

The Hebrew name for God, as revealed to Moses in the Biblical book of Exodus. Literary and archeological evidence indicates after the that the Babylonian exile (6th century BC), Jews gradually ceased to use the name, in favor of the more general Elohim or the ritual Adonai ("my Lord"). The modern Jehovah is an alternate pronunciation of Yahweh, which in Hebrew is written only with consonants (English transliteration YHWH).
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)

"Yankee Doodle"
Song of unknown origin; an early version was sung by the British in the mid-18th century to ridicule American colonials. During the American War for Independence, a pro-American version praising the bravery of the Colonial troops became popular in the colonies.
(Starship Troopers)

In medieval England, a socioeconomic class between the gentry (relatively wealthy landowners) and the laborers; a yeoman was usually a landholder but could also be a retainer, guard, attendant, or subordinate official. The Chronicles of Raphael Holinshed (1577) described yeomen as having free land worth £6 (originally 40 shillings) annually and as not being entitled to bear arms. The word may be a Middle English contraction of yeng man or yong man, "young man" or "attendant".
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

York International
U.S. manufacturer of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration products, founded in 1874 in York, Pennsylvania, and now a worldwide corporation.
(Have Space Suit — Will Travel)

Alvin York
(1887–1964) U.S. war hero of World War I. During the Meuse-Argonne Offensive (October 1918), he single-handedly captured a German machine-gun emplacement that had killed half his own patrol. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor as well as similar honors from France and other countries. His autobiography was published in 1928, and made into a movie in 1941.
(Starship Troopers)

Rodger Young
(1918–1943) Private in the 148th Infantry, 37th Division of the U.S. Army, who died on the island of New Georgia in the South Pacific while single-handedly destroying an enemy machine-gun emplacement. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
(The Rolling Stones, Starship Troopers)

The Youth's Companion
U.S. magazine for children, published from 1827 until 1929. Founder Nathaniel Willis intended it as a means of teaching its young readers moral values through poems and stories.
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)

(Flemish Ieper) City in western Belgium on the Yperlee (Ieperlee) River south of Ostend. It was a major cloth-weaving city in the Middle Ages, but it declined after an unsuccessful but devastating siege by the English in 1383 during the Hundred Years' War. Ypres was the site of three major battles during World War I, in 1914, 1915, and 1917. The city was completely destroyed during the war, but was reconstructed in its ancient style and is now a market center.
(Starship Troopers)

Any of about 40 species of succulent plants of the lily family Agavaceae, native to southern North America and mostly found in desert regions. Most varieties of yucca are stemless, with a rosette of stiff, sword-shaped leaves at the base and clusters of waxy white flowers.
(Farmer in the Sky)

Ferdinand Adolf August Heinrich von Zeppelin
(1838–1917) German count (graf) who built the first rigid dirigible airships, called zeppelins in his honor. His first flight in 1900 was not entirely successful, but it attracted the public's attention and sufficient donations to continue his work. By 1906 he had received commissions for an entire fleet of airships, and passenger service was established in 1910. Zeppelins were used for military operations during World War I, but Count von Zeppelin died before realizing his goal of transcontinental flight.
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)

In Greek myth, the ruler of the gods. He was believed to cause thunder and lightning, rain, and winds; his traditional weapon was the thunderbolt. The eagle was sacred to him. Many myths told of his love affairs with goddesses and mortal women.
(The Red Planet)

In the Bible, the easternmost of the two hills of Jerusalem. It was the site of the Jebusite city captured by King David (2 Samuel 5:6–9). In biblical usage, "Mount Zion" is usually a poetic or prophetic designation; Jerusalem is often called "the daughter of Zion". In modern Christianity, "Zion" is often a metaphor for heaven or for the ideal community of Christian faith.
(The Puppet Masters)

Canton (province) of Switzerland, and its capital city situated at the northwestern end of Lake Zürich. Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland, and a global financial center. The site has been occupied since prehistoric times.
("The Menace from Earth")


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