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The fantastic story of rocketeers, visionaries, and madmen, from Capitalists and Nazis in the West to Communists in the East, it’s the tale of Faustian anti-hero Wernher von Braun, solitary genius Robert Goddard, magical loner Jack Parsons, titanic Sergei Korolev, and the legendary trio of Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, and Neil Armstrong. A behind-the-scenes story of the f ...more
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Published May 25th 2017
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Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wernher von Braun gave President Kennedy a tour of his rocket assembly plant in Alabama. A few years earlier, he had given the same tour to President Eisenhower. Remarkably, several years earlier, he gave a tour of his rocket assembly plant to Adolph Hitler at a place called Peenemünde. This extraordinary book tells the history of rocketry and spaceflight as historical fiction. It covers the pioneers of rocketry from Germany, the United States, and Russia who were inspired by the likes of Jules ...more
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Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rinzler delights with a fantastic recount of mankind's race to space through the eyes of (mostly) Wernher von Braun... but with a twist!

And it's the twist that really separates this book from anything else, but at the same time, his major fault. The saucer/alien/hidden Nazi plot never lands, you are left to wonder if this was just added for fun or if he's preaching about some secret conspiracy, since it's always too little or too unexplained.

Anyhow, if you have the time, you should probably give
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Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A very entertaining read. I recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, sci-fi, historical, read.
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A wonderful book. Highly recommended.
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J. W. Rinzler has authored over 20 books including two New York Times bestsellers and a #1 best-selling graphic novel. With more than 600,000 copies in print, his books have been translated into seven languages.

J. W. Rinzler grew up in Manhattan, New York City, and then in Berkeley, California. He fell in love with old monster films, such as Dracula and Frankenstein, as well as Robin Hood and othe
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