Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922-2007) received popularity as an American novelist. Vonnegut took part in non-fiction, script and short story writing. Slaughterhouse-Five became one of his best novels and published in 1969. Raised in Indiana, Vonnegut attended Cornell University but left the institution in 1943. He joined the United States Army. He studied mechanical engineering at Carnegie Institute of Technology and joined the University of Tennessee. He experienced a challenging time during World War II.
He published his first book named Player Piano in 1952. Other novels published include Player Piano (1952), God Bless You, Mr Rosewater (1964) and Cat’s Cradle (1963). His book Slaughterhouse-Five received popularity because of its war-time approach and comment focused on the Vietnam conflict events. This book reached the top New York Times Best Seller list. He wrote Fates Worse Than Death in 1991 and A Man Without A Country in 2005.
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