Henry Heller

Henry Heller

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At its 50th anniversary edition, one of America’s favorite novels will receive new introduction and critical essays by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, and Anthony Burgess as well as rare papers and photos – bringing its readers closer than ever before!

Early Life and Education

Henri Heller was born in Gardner, North Dakota. After attending high school and the University of North Dakota – graduating in 1958 – he then helped run his family farm while also serving as feed salesman and custom baler. Additionally, He was well known for his quick wit and quick sense of humor – leaving behind Angie Heller with three children including Leah Walters from Nevis; Richard Heller from Detroit Lakes; Rachael Agre from Fargo as well as 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Heller steers clear of both generic approaches to targeted issues and rigid and pedantic political and economic analysis in his book. Instead, he employs his discipline’s resources to offer valid observations and sound arguments concerning identified critical questions.

Professional Career

Henry Heller served for 12 years as Upper Iowa University’s long-standing baseball coach. Under his guidance, they won four Missouri Valley Conference tournaments and two conference titles as well as producing multiple All-American players such as first baseman Ryan Brunner and pitcher Nic Ungs.

Heller published Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here in 1998 and later wrote the play We Bombed in New Haven which premiered at Yale Repertory Theater.

Heller was known for writing several bestselling novels and short stories, as well as an autobiographical work and essay collection, including Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man which was posthumously published posthumously in 2000. Additionally, he attempted a few plays although these proved less successful.

Achievement and Honors

Heller used his GI Bill entitlements to pursue higher education and, in 1945, published his debut short story in Story magazine – followed by his groundbreaking satirical novel Catch-22 about life in an Air Force bombing squadron which came out ten years later in 1951.

He experimented with levels of reality by depicting bombing raids in places like Constantinople (not Istanbul) and Minnesota. Critics such as Clive Barnes found the book offensive because of its “callous, brutal, cynical jokiness and protest.”

Heller wrote many other novels, such as Something Happened (1974), an unflinchingly pessimistic work, Good as Gold (1979) and God Knows (1984), as well as two plays and an autobiography. In 1992 he received Columbia’s highest honors: cum laude and magna cum laude–together with fellow Columbia alum Lionel Hampton who received their own set. Later that same year the Talent Managers Association created their Heller Awards named in his memory!

Personal Life

Henry Heller was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft and Cuming County Historical Society, serving on its Executive Board and founding Beemer American Legion Post #59 as well as being instrumental in organizing a hog co-op and founding Nebraskaland Farm and Home Realty. Additionally, in his later years he enjoyed genealogy, token collecting and traveling.

He is survived by his wife Darlene; son Bill Heller (Niki Esmay); granddaughters Rhody, Griffin and Connor as well as many nieces and nephews. A veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, he will be sorely missed by family, friends and many neighbors.

Net Worth

Henry Heller reportedly estimated his net worth at approximately $1.5 billion. He co-owned the Chicago White Sox as well as being chairman of Illinois Central Railroad and founder of National Stationary Engineers Association. Additionally, Henry served on numerous corporate boards.

He was an active member of Wilday Lodge I. O. O. F. of Galena and Cuming County Historical Society as well as belonging to a token collecting club and collecting antiques as an avid enthusiast.

Heller was married to Amy True and had two daughters named Sarah and Rebecca. He is survived by his mother-in-law Jeanne True of St. John; sister-in-laws Nancy (Heller) Clack and Debbie Heller as well as brother-in-law Harlan True from Naperville as well as many nieces and nephews.

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