Michael Neufeld's Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War PDF

By Michael Neufeld

Curator and area historian on the Smithsonian's nationwide Air and house Museum supplies a brilliantly nuanced biography of debatable area pioneer Wernher von Braun.

Chief rocket engineer of the 3rd Reich and one of many fathers of the U.S. area application, Wernher von Braun is a resource of constant fascination. Glorified as a visionary and vilified as a conflict felony, he used to be a guy of profound ethical complexities, whose intelligence and air of secrecy have been coupled with a major and, a few could say, blinding ambition. in response to new assets, Neufeld's biography offers a meticulously researched and authoritative portrait of the author of the V-2 rocket and his instances, detailing how he used to be a guy stuck among morality and growth, among his desires of the heavens and the earthbound realities of his life.

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