The Nazi Rocketeers

The Nazi Rocketeers

Dreams of Space and Crimes of War

eBook - 1995
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In the late 1920s, German scientist Herman Oberth dared to dream the impossible - that, equipped with the proper technology, a man could travel in space. His dream captured the imagination of his countrymen, particularly a group of scientists led by Wernher von Braun. From the genius of von Braun and his fellow scientists came the first modern rockets and the birth of the Space Age. Although seemingly created with space exploration in mind, this goal was subverted to create Nazi weapons of mass destruction. Most accounts contend that von Braun and his group were forced to use their rocket technology to further the Nazi cause under threat of their lives. The Nazi Rocketeers tells the real story, one that has been hidden for over 50 years. Here, at last, is the truth about von Braun's collaboration with fellow scientists, soldiers, and politicians in Nazi Germany. These men were not naive dreamers interested only in space travel but brilliant, sinister visionaries who were willing participants in the Nazi cause and crimes.
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1995.
ISBN: 0275952177
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 266 p.), 10 p. of plates : ill., map
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc


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