are proud to publish the following books about the Paperclip and other
and the Von Braun Rocket Team. THE REAL STORY by
Placide D. Nicaise
Many books have been written about von Braun but none tell of the
jubilation of the citizens of Huntsville when the von Braun team
successfully landed and recovered man from the moon. This celebration
was shared world-wide. On the other hand, this book also tells how
poorly NASA treats their scientists after this unbelievable feat. This
is the human side of the story. Humorous and exceptionally well written
by an insider who worked with the "Rocket Team" for over 34
years and is willing to tell it like it was and still is. A must read.
See web-site: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/pdnicaise/homepage.htm
for a down-load-able version. PRICE $9.95
by Monica Wagner-Fiedler
Dr. Herbert A. Wagner dedicated his life to engineering science in
academic, industry, and government, especially in the area of aircraft
technology and guided missiles. This book presents a lively picture of
his professional career as well as personal impressions and
reminiscences of colleagues, students, and friends.
Herbert A. Wagner with his motto "work and live",
he attacked hard problems wherever he found them and achieved "firsts"
and outstanding contributions in a multitude of disciplines in science
TEAM (The original book) by Fred
I. Ordway III/Mitchell Sharpe.
Traveling to the Moon and the planets beyond has moved from the minds of
dreamers to every day fact. "The Rocket Team" tells the story
of the men who gave so much to make the impossible happen.
From a small group led by Wernher von Braun, his rocket team grew into
one of the most influential technological forces in this or any other
century. Starting in the early 1930s with rockets whose flights were
measured in feet (when they got off the ground at all), within two dozen
years the von Braun team added a new dimension to warfare with the
200-mile-range V-2 bombardment missile. After World War II, the same
team created the first long-range ballistic missiles for the U. S.; they
developed the Explorer rocket that resulted in the first American
satellite to orbit the Earth. And within the decade they developed and
built the huge 363-foot-tall Saturn rocket that fulfilled von Braun's
life-long dream of sending man to the Moon. The Rocket Team is the only
complete, authoritative history of the von Braun group. It is a
fascinating account of how the future of rockets began and of science
and space technology. PRICE $39.00
PAPERCLIP by Clarence G. Lasby
How 642 German scientist were initially brought to the US in 1945-1948
after WWII. Before 1954 a total of 3,500 came to the US and 20,000
scientists were brought to Russia. How they contributed in development
of the aerospace and defense industry during the cold war period.
Project Paperclip reached one fulfillment when von Braun and his rocket
team placed in orbit the first American satellite, Explorer I. A
fantastic story of how modern jets, jet engines and rockets were
developed. PRICE $10.00
WERNER VON BRAUN: CRUSADER FOR
SPACE -Combined Edition- by Ernst Stuhlinger & Fred Ordway
III. 1996. 540 pgs with many b & w and color pictures. $63.00 A
complete history of the Saturn V Rocket and lunar landing and much, much
more. A great historic book. Call 1-800-724-0025.
FRONTS by Ferdinand Brandner. The
amazing biography of Brandner who, with his German team from Junkers and
BMW designed and built the 12,000 shp Russian NK-12M turbo prop engines
for the Tuplev Tu-95 and Tu-144 in 1953. Brandner tells of his life and
work in Russia from after he was taken prisoner in 1945 to when he
returned to the freedom of the West in 1953. 15 pages with 17 pictures. PRICE
Tells how helicopters are designed. This book includes many diagrams on
rotor heads and control systems and design specifications. Includes a
reprint of British Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee Overall Report
No. 8, Rotating Wing Activities in Germany During the Period 1939-1945.
A copy of the Fifth Cierva Memorial Lecture given by Prof. Focke in
England in 1964 is presented. And finally the Fllettner design is
detailed. Learn the design details of the Fw 61, Fa 223 (the first heavy
lift helicopter to be put into production), Fa 330, Flettner 282,
Doblhoff, Hafner, Baumgartl, and others including the first tilt prop
aircraft. A must for all helicopter designers and pilots. PRICE
Flying-My Life by Hanna Reitsch
The story of the worlds most extraordinary test pilot. Personal test
flight stories of such aircraft as the Me163 "Rocket Aircraft"
in which Hanna climbs to 30,000 ft. in 90 seconds and it almost cost
her, her life. She flys the V-1 "Buzz Bomb" and many others.
Fly a sailplane into a thundercloud and climb 100 mph to 10,500 feet and
have the aircraft and controls lock up from icing. By the grace of God,
she survives. Land with Hanna in a sailplane in the middle of a football
game in South America. The landing was easy, but the crowd was not. Fly
a sailplane a distance of 100 miles over the Swiss Alps with Hanna. This
is a story of a darling and daring little woman (she is only 5 ft. 1
inches tall) who sets world records in sailplanes, aircraft, and in the
world's first helicopter. You will learn more about flying, aviation,
and the spirit of flying from this book than any other book that you
have or will read. Once you start reading you cannot put it down. PRICE
||HOW WE GOT TO
THE MOON, The Story of the German Space Pioneers
by Marsha Freeman
Exceptionally well written with much information about the Von Braun
Rocket Team and its scientists. Also a great book on Krafft Ehricke and
Arthur Rudolph and what really happened. This is a must read for
anyone interested in space history. 363 pages with many many
pictures. 21st Century Science Association. Washington, D.C. Paperback.
Sending and Receiving by
Learn how television works and how it was developed. Although this book
was first published in Germany in 1935, the technology has not changed.
Translated into English in 2005. A must for all TV historians. PRICE $6.00
Neumann, HERMAN THE GERMAN
A native of Berlin, Germany, and a
graduate mechanical engineer, Neumann flew to China to service
German-built engines, and arrived in Hong Kong precisely at the
beginning of World War II. This mechanical genius, a
"no-nonsense, dirty-fingernails" guy, was recruited by General
Claire Chennault, and Herman the German became a legend to the pilots
and mechanics of the already legendary Flying Tigers.
Subsequently, because he had learned to speak some Chinese, he was
borrowed from the Army Air Corps by General "Wild Bill"
Donovan of the OSS for dangerous technical missions. After the
war, Donovan arranged for his entry into the United States and helped
him obtain U.S. citizenship by a special act of Congress.
Gerhard Neumann tells his incredible story with humor and beguiling
modesty. Of special interest are his theories on management, and labor
relations developed during his thirty-one years as CEO of General
The title is terrible and not the idea of
Neumann but his publisher. Available from Scientists and Friends.
DVDs on the History of
Aviation and Science, NTSC or PAL Format.
$6 each. Call
831-621-8760 to order.
o AIRCRAFT DESIGNS-30 Years. 30
minutes. Story of Martin Hollmann, designing model airplanes, building hot
rods, surfing and designing, building and flying airplanes. Free!
o THE FIRST JETS, 1 hour. Movies
of He178, He280, Me 262, G.40, Ju 287, EF-131, EF-150, F-86 Saber, B-17, B747,
Jumo 004, BMW 003, NK-12, GE gas turbine engine development.
o ROTARY WINGS, 1 hour. Movies of Ciervas first
flights, C-31, Pa-36, Focke Fa 61, Fa 223, Fa 330, Flettner Fl 282, Rotordyne,
Rotachute, Bensen, Air & Space 18A, Avian, McCulloch J-2, Hollmann's
Sportster and Bumble Bee and IGA, John Bond, Barnett J-3 and SparrowHawk gyros.
o FIGHTER COMPARISON, WWII, 1 hour. Design,
performance and combat history comparison of Bf 109 to Spitfire and P-51
o HUGO JUNKERS, History of the first airliners in
1919, 20 minutes. Movies of the world's first commercial all aluminum
airliner, the F-13. W-33, crossing the Atlantic by Lindberg and a couple of
weeks later, in the difficult direction, by a Junkers W-33, Ford Tri-Motor and
o QUEST FOR SPACE, How we got to the moon! The
story of the von Braun Rocket team starting at Peenemuende, Huntsville, Mercury,
Apollo, Saturn and landing on the moon with Neil Armstrong.
- All books are available as shown and
- Scientists and Friends, Monterey, CA.
- Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Atglen, PA.
- Shaver's Book Store. Huntsville, AL.
- Krieger Publishing Co. Melbourne, FL.
phone: 1-800-724-0025 or 321-724-9543
We also send out a monthly
newsletter called "SCIENTISTS and FRIENDS."
Charge is $6 per year to cover the cost of postage. e-mail your address
to firstname.lastname@example.org. We handle master and visa credit cards.