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By George Pendle

ISBN-10: 0547545363

ISBN-13: 9780547545363

Publish yr note: Ffirst released February fifteenth 2005
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ROCKET SCIENTIST KILLED IN PASADENA EXPLOSION screamed the headline of the la instances. John Parsons, a maverick rocketeer who helped remodel the rocket from a derided sci-fi plotline right into a truth, was once at the beginning mourned as a systematic prodigy. yet newshounds quickly exposed a extra stunning tale: Parsons have been a devotee of black magic.

George Pendle re-creates the realm of John Parsons during this stunning portrait of prewar superstition, chilly struggle paranoia, and futuristic hazard. Fueled via adolescence desires of house flight, Parsons was once a pace-setter of the motley band of enthusiastic younger males who based the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a cornerstone of the yankee house software. yet Parsons's wild mind's eye additionally led him into the occult- for if he can make rocketry a truth, why no longer magic?

With a solid of characters together with Howard Hughes,
L. Ron Hubbard, and Robert Heinlein, unusual Angel explores the unruly outcomes of genius.

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Put up 12 months notice: Ffirst released February fifteenth 2005
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ROCKET SCIENTIST KILLED IN PASADENA EXPLOSION screamed the headline of the la occasions. John Parsons, a maverick rocketeer who helped rework the rocket from a derided sci-fi plotline right into a fact, was once in the beginning mourned as a systematic prodigy. yet journalists quickly exposed a extra stunning tale: Parsons were a devotee of black magic.

George Pendle re-creates the area of John Parsons during this mind-blowing portrait of prewar superstition, chilly battle paranoia, and futuristic threat. Fueled by way of early life desires of house flight, Parsons used to be a pace-setter of the motley band of enthusiastic younger males who based the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a cornerstone of the yank house software. yet Parsons's wild mind's eye additionally led him into the occult- for if he can make rocketry a truth, why no longer magic?

With a forged of characters together with Howard Hughes,
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Small and compact, it consisted of two floors, a gabled roof, and a wraparound porch. Baskets of flowers hung from the eaves of the wide, overhanging roof. He studied the scene for a couple of seconds, trying to understand why Charlotte’s cottage looked so different from his own. It wasn’t just the flowers, he thought. There was something else about the place. Then it came to him. It looks like a home, he thought. Charlotte was just about to unlock the door when the vast waves of eerie green light flooded across the heavens.

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