All Up: Odyssey of the Rocketmen
J. W. Rinzler
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The perfect epic gift for Father’s Day! -- ALL UP is the thrilling behind-the-scenes saga of the first Space Age, which dramatizes the lives of its three death-defying Godfathers: Faustian engineer Wernher von Braun, occultist/explosive expert Jack Parsons, and secret titan/principal designer Sergei Pavlovich Korolev—as told by the author who brought you the amazing stories behind STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES.
Ranging from cloak-and-dagger espionage and the blitzkrieg battles of World War II to the nail-biting missions launched at Cape Canaveral, ALL UP is the complete tale of the events that climaxed with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin's legendary trip to the Moon--the most amazing adventure of modern history!
“With its fascinating personalities that only Rinzler could describe, All Up can’t be put down.”
—David Mandel, Emmy–award winning writer/executive producer, Veep & Curb Your Enthusiasm
“Hang on for the jet-propelled ride of your life. You won’t want to stop till you find out how it all comes out!”
—Roy Thomas, writer/editor, member Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame
“Meticulously researched and eloquently written.”
—James Luceno, NY Times bestselling author of Catalyst, Tarkin, and Darth Plagueis
“If Stanley Kubrick wove his Odyssey into the music of Richard Strauss, Rinzler’s has the Faustian spirit of Wagnerian opera in it.”
— Dr. Hans Volker Wolf, Senior Lecturer at University Malaya
“An inspirational page-turner!”
—Roger Christian, Academy Award–winner
“All Up is imbued with the fascinating characters who took mankind into an unbelievable future. A must read.”
—Harrison Ellenshaw, vfx artist, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back & Tron