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From Kirkus Reviews: An eyewitness history of the development of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, by former ICBM engineer and veteran author Stine (The Corporate Survivors, 1986, etc.). Subject to the pitfalls common to all ``big science'' projects (erratic funding, program alterations and other time-induced complications), Stine explains, the development of a missile that could deliver nuclear warheads anywhere on earth experienced its ups and downs since its inception among a group of German engineers in the early 1930's. Also as usual, actual demonstrations, when successful, proved most effective in raising development funds; Germany's WW II V-2 rocket inspired not only America's postwar importation of Wernher von Braun and company, but an array of programs that would eventually lead to the Polaris and Minuteman systems in the US and their counterparts in the USSR. Designed by idealistic scientists and engineers who often viewed their work as the only way to get into space, the ICBM program enormously outgrew its relatively puny offshoot, the Apollo program, drawing government funds into an ever-increasing arms competition between the Soviet Union and the US. Stine, who was fired from the ICBM program in 1957 after he discussed the military implications of the Soviets' Sputnik I satellite with a journalist, does not hesitate to assert here that the development of a defense against the ICBM, i.e., the Strategic Defense Initiative, is not only inevitable but imperative as ICBM technology trickles down to smaller, potentially less stable nations. A highly opinionated account in which debatable opinions are often intermingled with fact, but an intriguing look nonetheless at how weapon systems are developed. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Title: ICBM: The Making of the Weapon That Changed ...
Publication Date: 1991
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description Crown Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Bookseller Inventory # G0517567687I5N01
Book Description Crown. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2790886014
Book Description Orion Books, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. DJ has large tears.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 35691
Book Description Crown, 1991. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0517567687-2-4
Book Description Crown, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0517567687
Book Description U.S.A.: Crown, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Hardback in fine condition with fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 167292
Book Description PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE, USA, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. History and Social Science>Military>Weapons>General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978051756768501. Bookseller Inventory # 17978051756768501
Book Description Crown, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SKU8630852
Book Description Crown, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0517567687
Book Description Orion Books, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. First Edition First Printing. Near fine in VG+ lightly scuffed dj. Clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # 033855