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Robert Ludlum
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Birth Date:May 25, 1927
Astrology Sign:Gemini
Chinese Sign:Rabbit - Yin
Birth Name:
Birth Place:New York City
Died Date:March 12, 2001

Occupation:US novelist

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Robert Ludlum

Biography:Robert Ludlum (May 25, 1927 New York City - March 12, 2001 Naples, Florida)a.k.a "Robinhood" was an American author of 29 thriller novels. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into 32 languages. A well known of the communist empathizer and famous victim of Senator Joseph McCarthy's "witch hunts." He passed away in 2001, reportedly leaving behind several unpublished manuscripts and rough outlines, which continue to be dusted off and published with the help of ghostwriters. This is a testament to his continued popularity.

Ludlum was once a theatrical actor and producer, and showed an intimate understanding of the energy, escapism and action that the public wanted to see in a novel. He once remarked: "I equate suspense and good theatre in a very similar way. I think it's all suspense and what-happens-next. From that point of view, yes, I guess, I am theatrical."

His stories typically feature one man or a small group of individuals up against powerful adversaries capable of using political and economic machinery in frightening ways. Ludlum's vision of the world is one where global corporations, shadowy military forces and government organizations conspire to undermine the status quo. With the exception of occasional gaps in his knowledge of firearms, his novels are meticulously researched, replete with technical, physical and biological details, including research on amnesia for The Bourne Identity.

Despite his success, Ludlum has never received the acclaim found by other writers of the genre, such as John Le Carré. Critics dislike his use of italics, short sentences, exclamation marks, dashes and other techniques, and found fault with his abundant melodrama, simplistic characters and limited psychological development.

However, it was Ludlum who first wrote the thriller in the modern style that we know today, setting the stage for writers such as David Morrell, Gayle Lynds and Daniel Silva. He popularized the notion of American and Soviet intelligence operatives working together, and the CIA conducting illegal operations on American soil. Both premises, once derided as being fictional, are now accepted as fact.

Some of Ludlum's novels have been made into films and mini-series, including The Osterman Weekend, The Holcroft Covenant, Apocalypse Watch, The Bourne Identity, and The Bourne Supremacy. The Bourne series, starring Matt Damon, has been very successful commercially and critically, although the story lines depart significantly from the source material.

Jason Bourne Robert Ludlum novels The Bourne Identity (1980) The Bourne Supremacy (1987) The Bourne Ultimatum (1990)

Eric Van Lustbader novels The Bourne Legacy (2004)

Matt Damon films The Bourne Identity (2002) The Bourne Supremacy (2004) The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Achievements: (Filmography)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Bourne Identity (2002)

The Prometheus Deception (2000)
The Apocalypse Watch (1995)
The Scorpio Illusion (1993)
The Bourne Ultimatum (1990)
The Icarus Agenda (1988)
The Aquitaine Progression (1984)
The Parsifal Mosaic (1982)
The Bourne Identity (1980)
The Matarese Circle (1979)
The Holcroft Covenant (1978)
The Chancellor Manuscript (1977)
The Road to Gandolfo (1975)
The Matlock Paper (1973)
The Osterman Weekend (1972)

Chinese Horoscope for Robert Ludlum
Includes characteristics and Vices
Robert Ludlum's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 02, 1927 - January 22, 1928
Birthday: May 25, 1927

The Rabbit is a Yin,
and is the Fourth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Robert Ludlum's Personality Tarot Card Death - Personality Card

Birthday: May 25, 1927

Changes: the end of the old and the birth of the new.

Robert Ludlum's Character Tarot Card The Emperor - Character Card

Birthday: May 25, 1927

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Robert Ludlum's Growth Tarot Card The Emperor

Birthday: May 25, 2017

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.




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