Nazi Rocketeers

Author(s): Dennis Piszkiewicz


Wernher von Braun is known to many as the brilliant pioneer of rocketry who left Germany after World War II to lead the United States' space program. Until now, few have realised the bloody legacy he left behind in the ruins of the Third Reich. "The Nazi Rocketeers" tells the story of how von Braun and his fellow rocket scientists postponed their initial dreams of space travel to create weapons of terror and mass destruction. Not only were they ambitious members of the Nazi movement, but they also, Piskiewicz argues, collaborated with the SS in exploiting slave labour to build the V-2 rocket.


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"Piszkiewicz tells how the dream of space exploration was perverted by the complicity of its developers in Nazi military goals... This is a gripping tale."

Dennis Piszkiewicz is also the author of a biography of Wernher von Braun.

Part I: Dreams and illusions; Part II: War Ascending; Part III: Terror and Counterterror; Part IV: The Rocket War; Part V: Defeat and Triumph; Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780811733878
  • : Stackpole Books
  • : Stackpole Books
  • : March 2007
  • : 230mm X 155mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 629.4092
  • : 250
  • : 13 b/w photos, 3 drawings & 1 map
  • : Dennis Piszkiewicz
  • : Paperback