Von Braun PB

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Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War

by Michael Neufeld
624 Pages
Nov 2008

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.

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  • 4
    very interesting

    Posted by Patrick Shannon on Jul 13th 2023

    I never thought he was bad person but he was very impressive with his work

  • 5

    Posted by Jay Stevens on Jun 28th 2023

    This is a gift for a 'Space Force' officer friend.