Von Braun

Author: Michael Neufeld
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0525435913
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Curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of controversial space pioneer Wernher von Braun. Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination. Glorified as a visionary and vilified as a war criminal, he was a man of profound moral complexities, whose intelligence and charisma were coupled with an enormous and, some would say, blinding ambition. Based on new sources, Neufeld's biography delivers a meticulously researched and authoritative portrait of the creator of the V-2 rocket and his times, detailing how he was a man caught between morality and progress, between his dreams of the heavens and the earthbound realities of his life.
Von Braun
Language: en
Pages: 624
Authors: Michael Neufeld
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-12 - Publisher: Vintage

Curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of controversial space pioneer Wernher von Braun. Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination.
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Pages: 240
Authors: Wayne Biddle
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-23 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Pages: 296
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Categories: History
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Language: en
Pages:
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Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-22 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: De Witt Douglas Kilgore
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

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