Despite the glowing reviews Nelson's Rocket Men received in the mainstream and trade press, it is a failed attempt at history, riddled with errors, non-sequiturs, and just plain mis-understandings of his subject.
For a more detailed discussion of this train wreck of a book and a discussion of what's gone wrong with the book reviewing process go to the link below for my brief article on the Space Review website:
"Don't Know Much About History: Setting the Record Straight on Rocket Men"
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