Dr. Space

Dr. Space

The Life of Wernher Von Braun

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years at NASA were so unhappy. Drawing on extensive archival research, interviews, and his own encounters with von Braun, Ward covers the many sides of this complex, driven man who felt the means justified the end, the end being rockets that could kill or could open a new era in science. Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Journalist Ward, who has covered the US space program since 1957, takes the middle ground in his treatment of von Braun, describing in full his achievements for the US space effort, his gregarious personality amongst friends, and his charisma amongst the space community and in the public. Ward gives balance by also describing how von Braun came to be a nazi and a member of the SS, why he was a leader in Hitler's V-2 rocket program and involved in its slave labor factory, and why his last
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c2005
ISBN: 1591149266 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: B VON BRAUN
Characteristics: xiii, 282 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Doctor Space

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