Dark side of the moon : Wernher von Braun, the Third Reich, and the space race (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Dark side of the moon : Wernher von Braun, the Third Reich, and the space race

Author: Wayne Biddle
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A stunning investigation of the roots of the first moon landing forty years ago, this illuminating story of the dawn of the space age reaches back to the reactionary modernism of the Third Reich, using the life of "rocket scientist" Wernher von Braun as its narrative path through the crumbling of Weimar Germany and the rise of the Nazi regime. Von Braun, a blinkered opportunist who could apply only tunnel vision to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biographies
History
Biographie
Biografie
Biographies (form)
Biography
Moral and ethical aspects
Named Person: Wernher Von Braun; Wernher Von Braun; Wernher Von Braun; Wernher von Braun; Wernher von Braun; Wernher Von Braun
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Biddle
ISBN: 0393059103 9780393059106
OCLC Number: 286488051
Description: xiv, 220 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: A junker's life --
Memories of deeat --
"Highly technological romanticism" --
An heir of credibility --
Childhood's end --
"Fingers in the pie" --
Supreme zeal --
Grand and horribly wrong --
Depravity --
" A psychologicsal block."
Responsibility: Wayne Biddle.
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A stunning investigation of the roots of the first moon landing forty years ago.  Read more...

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"[Biddle] assembles facts, omissions, or inconsistencies in von Braun's postwar accounts of the V-2 that cast doubt on von Braun's minimization of his knowledge about the concentration camp where the Read more...

 
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