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Strange angel : the otherworldly life of rocket scientist John Whiteside Parsons

George Pendle 1976-

1st ed.. c2005

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (TL 781.85 .P37 P46 2004 )()

  • Title:
    Strange angel : the otherworldly life of rocket scientist John Whiteside Parsons
  • Author: George Pendle 1976-
  • Description: A lonely misfit born into a wealthy Pasadena family, as a boy Parsons read science fiction and launched rockets in his backyard. By his early twenties, he was a leader of Caltech's "Suicide Squad," the motley band of young enthusiasts who founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. But his visionary imagination also led him into the occult community thriving in 1930s Los Angeles, and when fantasy's pull became stronger than reality, he lost both his work and his wife. With a cast of characters that includes Aleister Crowley, Howard Hughes, L. Ron Hubbard, Robert Heinlein, Theodore von Kármán, and Albert Einstein, this book recovers a fascinating life and explores the unruly consequences of genius.
  • Local Note: acq2005rel
  • Publication Date: c2005
  • Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt
  • Format: 350 p., [8] p. of plates : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 015100997X
  • Subjects: Parsons, Jack, 1914-1952; Rocketry -- United States -- Biography; Occultists -- United States -- Biography; Aeronautical engineers -- United States -- Biography
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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