Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War
By (author) Michael Neufeld
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Von Braun by Michael Neufeld
Book DescriptionCurator 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780307389374
(233mm x 157mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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The official story and insiders' tales of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum are shared by its curators, the people who know it best.
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Author Biography - Michael Neufeld
Michael Neufeld is the museum curator in the Space History Division of The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. He was educated at the University of Calgary and The Johns Hopkins University, where he received his doctorate in history. His book The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemunde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era was published by The Free Press in 1995 and was awarded the AIAA History Manuscript Award and the SHOT Dexter Prize. He lives in Maryland.
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