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Starship Troopers Summary
Robert A. Heinlein

Everything you need to understand or teach Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.

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Starship Troopers Summary

Plot Summary

Starship Troopers tells the story of Juan Rico, a well-to-do youngster who joins the elite Mobile Army at the outbreak of the “Bug War”. He survives boot camp, rises rapidly through the enlisted ranks through heavy attrition, is culled off for Officer Training School, and survives his first experience as a platoon commander. Rico goes on to become a confident commander, passing to younger officers the wisdom he has absorbed from many mentors.

First published in 1959 and set in the distant future when intergalactic space flight and warfare are commonplace, Robert A. Heinlein’s Starship Troopers is presented as the highly selective reminiscences of Juan Rico who, right out of high school and over his father’s objections, gives up a sure fast track to the top in business to join the elite Mobile Infantry. Rico tells of narrowly surviving the rigors and frustrations of boot camp, almost...

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