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Table of Contents Preface Acknowledgments PART I: DREAMS AND ILLUSIONS 1. When Space Travel Was Science Fiction 2. The P. T. Barnum of Rockets 3. The Baron's Son and the Soldier 4. The Birth of the Third Reich and the Death of Conscience 5. Rockets for the Reich 6. Rocket City: The Secret Base at Peenemünde PART II: WAR ASCENDING 7. Casualties of the Blitzkrieg 8. The Architects of Destruction: The Men Who Built Armaments and Auschwitz 9. The First Spaceship and the Fuehrer's Dream 10. The Missile Arsenal: Demonstrations for Leaders of the Reich 11. A Command Performance for the Fuehrer PART III: TERROR AND COUNTERTERROR 12. The Flames of Peenemünde 13. Rockets Rising from the Ashes 14. The Nazi "Metropolis": A Subterranean Rocket Factory 15. Dangerous Occupations: Rockets and Politics in the Third Reich 16. The Business of Death 17. The Plot to Kill the Fuehrer PART IV: THE ROCKET WAR 18. Vengeance Weapon-2 19. "Compared to Dora, Auschwitz Was Easy!": Death and Survival in the Rocket Factory 20. Final Flights from Peenemünde: Von Braun Plans for the Future 21. Scorched Earth: Hitler's Solution to Defeat 22. The Alpine Redoubt: A Refuge and a Trap PART V: DEFEAT AND TRIUMPH 23. Twilight of the Trolls: The Death of the Third Reich 24. Weapons for the Next War 25. Aged Rocketeers and Astronauts Epilogue: Time's Vengeance on the Nazi Rocketeers References and Notes Index
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Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Technology.
Rockets (Ordnance) -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Scientists -- Germany -- Biography.