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Strange angel : the otherworldly life of rocket scientist John Whiteside Parsons

Auteur : George Pendle
Éditeur : Orlando : Harcourt, ©2005.
Édition/format :   Livre : Biographie : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et les formats
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A lonely misfit born into a wealthy Pasadena family, as a boy Parsons read science fiction and launched rockets in his backyard. By his early twenties, he was a leader of Caltech's "Suicide Squad," the motley band of young enthusiasts who founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. But his visionary imagination also led him into the occult community thriving in 1930s Los Angeles, and when fantasy's pull became stronger  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
Format – détails additionnels : Online version:
Pendle, George, 1976-
Strange angel.
Orlando : Harcourt, c2005
(OCoLC)607490765
Personne nommée : Jack Parsons; Jack Parsons
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie, Ressource Internet
Format : Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : George Pendle
ISBN : 015100997X 9780151009978
Numéro OCLC : 55149255
Description : 350 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contenu : Paradise --
Moon child --
Erudition --
The suicide squad --
Fraternity --
The mass --
Brave new world --
Zenith --
Degrees of freedom --
A new dawn --
Rock bottom --
Into the abyss.
Responsabilité : George Pendle.
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A lonely misfit born into a wealthy Pasadena family, as a boy Parsons read science fiction and launched rockets in his backyard. By his early twenties, he was a leader of Caltech's "Suicide Squad," the motley band of young enthusiasts who founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. But his visionary imagination also led him into the occult community thriving in 1930s Los Angeles, and when fantasy's pull became stronger than reality, he lost both his work and his wife. With a cast of characters that includes Aleister Crowley, Howard Hughes, L. Ron Hubbard, Robert Heinlein, Theodore von Kármán, and Albert Einstein, this book recovers a fascinating life and explores the unruly consequences of genius.

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