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Granin (Herman) Daniil Alexsandrovich

    Born January 1, 1919 in Volsk, Saratov oblast.
    Graduated from the Leningrad Kalinin Polytechnical Institute (1941).
    Worked as an engineer-electrician at the Kirov plant.
    At the beginning of the Great Patriotic War he joined Home Guard, and was at war on Leningrad and Baltic Fronts. At the end of the war he was a Commander of a tank company in a rank of a captain. After the war he worked at "Lenenergo" and undertook his Post-graduate Studies at the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute.
    Began his literary activity after the war.
    His first story "The Second Variant" was published in the "Star" magazine in 1949.
    The novels "Researchers", "Going into a Thunderstorm", "Namesake", "Picture", and his documentary "Ox", "This Strange Life", "Return Ticket" are most known.

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