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

Autore: George Pendle
Editore: Orlando : Harcourt, ©2005.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Pendle, George, 1976-
Strange angel.
Orlando : Harcourt, c2005
(OCoLC)607490765
Persona incaricata: Jack Parsons; Jack Parsons
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: George Pendle
ISBN: 015100997X 9780151009978
Numero OCLC: 55149255
Descrizione: 350 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: 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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