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Rocket Man: Von Braun: Nazi at NASA Kindle Edition
About the Author
Australian author, Paula Astridge, was born in the NSW country town of Inverell in 1958. Based in Sydney, she worked for Rolling Stone Magazine and the Newspaper Industry before co-founding a successful Advertising Agency and then pursuing her writing career on a full-time basis. Her first three books: Golden Boy, In the Way of the Reich and Kill The Fuhrer focused on WW2, respectively profiling the controversial Albert Speer; Hermann and Albert Goering; and the German conspirators of the failed attempt on Adolf Hitler’s life in 1944. Moving then to concentrate on the largely unknown role Australia has played in world history, her next two books: Waltzing Dixie and Bad Hand tackled, in turn, the untold story of the men from Australia who fought in the American Civil War, and the final solution to the mystery of Fletcher Christian after the Bounty mutiny. Both books piqued interest in the film industry and Bad Hand was nominated for the prestigious UK Mountbatten Literary Award by the First Lord of the Admiralty. Her sixth book: Scallywag and now the release of her seventh: Rocket Man return to WW2: the first, delving into the murky world of Allied espionage and the mysterious wartime disappearance of Flight 777 over the Bay of Biscay; while Rocket Man probes into the story of Baron von Braun – the controversial inventor of the V-2 rocket which devastated London and the Apollo 11 which flew us to the moon. It is the unresolved question of him possibly escaping punishment for war crimes, however, which makes this book a must read.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07J42W35X
- Language : English
- File size : 501 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 354 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1922131512
- Best Sellers Rank: 863,090 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I’ve read a few books by the same author and I think this is her best. It’s a compelling read and well written. It certainly achieved what I think was its intention. I was really challenged in my views towards the subject, Werner von Braun because the book presented really well-researched background into his life and work but we are invited to relate to him more personally through the author’s imagined conversations and relationships. At times in the book you empathise and at other times you sit back and simply wonder if he was responsible (and knew it) for all that he has been held accountable for or whether he responded to the times he lived in and to situations that would allow him to work. Of course, we will never really know but the author does a great job of leaving us wondering.
I definitely recommend to others.