Very good book - fascinating to learn about the infancy of rocketry.Published 2 months ago by Anne B.
Well-written and thoroughly researched, "Strange Angel' connects the dots between occultist Aleister Crowley, JPL rocketeer John Whiteside Parsons and Scientology founder L. Read morePublished 5 months ago by K. Vanesian
Such an interesting, readable account if the birth of rocket science and the culture that surrounded it. I recommended this book to everyone I talked to.Published 8 months ago by Ricardo Tubbs
I have read it twice, the first time on loan and now from my own copy to keep.
I bought this copy for myself because I recently visited an aeronautical museum that... Read more
Jack Parsons was a curious character. I first read about him n "Sex and Rockets". He marched to a different drummer. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Robert L. Smidt Jr.
The author is biased in places and seems to assume he knows what is in the minds of people long dead about whom he writes; this is a somewhat tautological approach to history. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Stephen Doyle
This is a fascinating book, not only about the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), but also about the history of Pasadena and the history of mysticism. Would highly recommend this book.Published 15 months ago by Marcher
Reads like a pulp
As an Angeleno I appreciate learning these odd tidbits about Los Angeles. Read more
I think we'd all like to consider ourselves as individuals, wired a little differently from others. Life, after all, would be dreadfully dull if we were all the same, no? Read morePublished on March 14, 2012 by Dr. C.