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

著者: George Pendle
出版商: Orlando : Harcourt, ©2005.
版本/格式:   图书 : 传记 : 英语 : 1st ed查看所有的版本和格式
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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  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Biography
附加的形体格式: Online version:
Pendle, George, 1976-
Strange angel.
Orlando : Harcourt, c2005
(OCoLC)607490765
提及的人: Jack Parsons; Jack Parsons
材料类型: 传记, 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: George Pendle
ISBN: 015100997X 9780151009978
OCLC号码: 55149255
描述: 350 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
内容: 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.
责任: 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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