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Rocket man : Robert H. Goddard and the birth of the space age

Author: David A Clary
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Goddard (1882-1945) was the most famous scientist in America between the world wars, and his fame continued to grow after his death until 1960, when the biography This High Man proved too holographic, and scientists and historians began to object. He became a historical footnote, but Clary (history, Eastern New Mexico U., Roswell) wants to shed light on the man, not the legend he and his heirs made of him.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clary, David A.
Rocket man.
New York : Hyperion, 2003
(OCoLC)607024920
Named Person: Robert Hutchings Goddard; Robert Hutchings Goddard; Robert Hutchings Goddard; Robert Hutchings Goddard
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A Clary
ISBN: 0786868171 9780786868179 9780786887057 0786887052
OCLC Number: 50143337
Description: xxvi, 324 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Justice for Bob Goddard --
Anniversary Day --
Something impossible will probably be accomplished --
Some first-rate work yet --
Extreme altitudes --
Professor has perfected invention for exploring space --
This flight was significant, as it was the first --
Nell --
Great adventure in New Mexico --
He was a hobbyist --
Have to carry on alone --
One of the pities of the present war time --
We have collaborated in serving Bob's memory --
Into fields of the immortals.
Responsibility: David A. Clary.
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Goddard (1882-1945) was the most famous scientist in America between the world wars, and his fame continued to grow after his death until 1960, when the biography This High Man proved too holographic, and scientists and historians began to object. He became a historical footnote, but Clary (history, Eastern New Mexico U., Roswell) wants to shed light on the man, not the legend he and his heirs made of him.

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