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Einstein, Charles

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1926-2007) US author and journalist who is chiefly recognized for nonfiction works about Baseball; his best-known fiction was perhaps his first novel, The Bloody Spur (1953), which Fritz Lang made into the film Why the City Sleeps (1956). He began publishing work of genre interest with "Tunnel 1971", in Saturn in May 1957; his Near-Future novel, The Day New York Went Dry (1964), depicts a water shortage (not a reimposition of Prohibition – Einstein's original and preferred title was "The Day New York Ran Dry") in New York, which comes to a crisis in the drought of 1967. A hurricane then saves the City and its politicians. [JC]

Charles A Einstein

born Boston, Massachusetts: 2 August 1926

died Michigan City, Indiana: 7 March 2007

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