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Dark Side of the Moon: Wernher von Braun, the Third Reich, - download pdf or read online

By Wayne Biddle

A attractive research of the roots of the 1st moon touchdown 40 years ago.

This illuminating tale of the sunrise of the gap age reaches again to the reactionary modernism of the 3rd Reich, utilizing the lifetime of “rocket scientist” Wernher von Braun as its narrative course in the course of the crumbling of Weimar Germany and the increase of the Nazi regime. Von Braun, a blinkered opportunist who may well observe merely tunnel imaginative and prescient to his meteoric profession, stands as an archetype of myriad 20th century technologists who thrived lower than regimes of army secrecy and limitless funds. His seamless transformation from developer of the lethal V-2 ballistic missile for Hitler to an American superstar because the intended genius in the back of the golden years of the U.S. area application within the Fifties and Sixties increases haunting questions about the tradition of the chilly battle, the shared values of know-how in totalitarian and democratic societies, and the imperatives of fabric progress.

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