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Von Braun : dreamer of space, engineer of war

Author: Michael J Neufeld
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Offers a multifaceted portrait of the visionary German scientist who became the chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich, creator of the V-2 rocket, reluctant SS officer, and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Wernher Von Braun; Wernher Von Braun; Wernher Von Braun
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Neufeld
ISBN: 9780307262929 0307262928
OCLC Number: 83609796
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."
Description: xiii, 587 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments --
A note on the name and on terms --
Prologue : A romantic urge --
ch. 1. The wheel of progress (to 1925) --
ch. 2. Sonny boy (1925-32) --
ch. 3. The black sedan (1932-34) --
ch. 4. How much do you want? (1935-37) --
ch. 5. His indisputable genius (1937-39) --
ch. 6. Future dreams (1939-42) --
ch. 7. A pretty hellish environment (1942-44) --
ch. 8. A young man, of very Germanic appearance (1944-45) --
ch. 9. Morning in the desert (1945-46) --
ch. 10. Mars project (1946-49) --
ch. 11. Space superiority (1950-54) --
ch. 12. We could do it! (1954-57) --
ch. 13. The seer of space (1957-58) --
ch. 14. I aim at the stars (1958-60) --
ch. 15. Before this decade is out (1960-63) --
ch. 16. You're an optimist, but then, so am I (1963-67) --
ch. 17. A pretty emotional moment (1967-69) --
ch. 18. For him, a world was falling apart (1969-72) --
ch. 19. The heavens declare the Glory of God (1972-77) --
Epilogue : A Faustian shadow --
Notes --
Significant abbrevations used in the notes --
Bibliography and archival sources --
Index.
Responsibility: Michael J. Neufeld.
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Offers a multifaceted portrait of the visionary German scientist who became the chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich, creator of the V-2 rocket, reluctant SS officer, and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program.

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