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Wernher von Braun

Scientist (23-Mar-1912 — 16-Jun-1977)


Erik Bergaust. Wernher von Braun: The Authoritative and Definitive Biographical Profile of the Father of Modern Space Flight. National Space Institute. 1976. 589pp.

Heather M. David. Wernher Von Braun. Putnam. 1967. 255pp.

Dennis Piszkiewicz. Wernher Von Braun: The Man Who Sold the Moon. Praeger. 1998. 240pp.

Frederick Ira Ordway and Mitchell R. Sharpe. The Rocket Team. New York: Crowell. 1979. 462pp.

Ernst Stuhlinger; Frederick Ira Ordway. Wernher Von Braun, Crusader for Space: A Biographical Memoir. Krieger. 1994. 375pp.

Helen B. Walters. Wernher Von Braun: Rocket Engineer. Macmillan. 1964. 187pp.

Bob Ward. Dr. Space: The Life of Wernher von Braun. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. 2004. 400pp.


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  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1153)

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.99)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.728)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.201)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.133)

  11. Who's Who in Aviation History (p.31)

  12. A Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.18)

  13. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.759)

  14. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.524a)

  15. International Who's Who 1960 (p.115)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.501)

  17. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.62)

  18. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.60)

  19. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.71)

  20. Legends in Their Own Time (p.32)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.123)

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