Wernher Von Braun

Hardcover | May 26, 1999

byDennis Piszkiewicz

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Wernher von Braun was America's leading rocket expert and most enthusiastic advocate of space travel; however, before all of this, he was the creator of Nazi Germany's most advanced terror weapon, the V-2 rocket. This first critical biography of von Braun details his achievements as a scientist and engineer as well as his advocacy of space exploration, which ultimately led to the Apollo expeditions to the moon. It also tells of von Braun's complicity in the Nazi cause and its crimes, and the conspiracy by factions within the United States government to hide his tainted past.

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During the second world war, Wernher von Braun worked for the Nazis developing terrible weapons like the infamous V-2 rocket. This biography, Wernher von Braun, reveals how the U.S. covered up von Braun’s heinous war crimes in order to allow him to build missiles for them during the Cold War. Dennis Piszkiewicz looks at the shocking sk...

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Wernher von Braun was America's leading rocket expert and most enthusiastic advocate of space travel; however, before all of this, he was the creator of Nazi Germany's most advanced terror weapon, the V-2 rocket. This first critical biography of von Braun details his achievements as a scientist and engineer as well as his advocacy of ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:May 26, 1999Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275962172

ISBN - 13:9780275962173

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During the second world war, Wernher von Braun worked for the Nazis developing terrible weapons like the infamous V-2 rocket. This biography, Wernher von Braun, reveals how the U.S. covered up von Braun’s heinous war crimes in order to allow him to build missiles for them during the Cold War. Dennis Piszkiewicz looks at the shocking skeletons hidden in the scientist’s closet -- secrets that would have disillusioned an entire country.

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?[T]his biography makes a convincing case that [von Braun] was also a war criminal, his past sanitized for expediency. The book may provoke moral outrage and a reassessment of the history of America's space program, launched with the help of 118 German rocket scientists brought here from Hitler's Third Reich.??Publishers Weekly