Rocketry & Nuclear Weapons Bibliography

In researching this post from a few years ago that served as a brief overview of the Redstone Family of launch vehicles, I came across a number of other resources that I filed away since they didn’t have a particular bearing on that specific early launch vehcile but which might serve as fodder for other posts under the same heading.

First drafted: January 7th, 2018.

Last updated: January 14th, 2018.

U.S. Launch Vehicles & Space Programs:

  • Launius, Roger D. To Reach the High Frontier: A History of U.S. Launch Vehicles. The University Press of Kentucky, 2015. Internet resource.

Rocketry & Spaceflight, Generally:

  • Redfield, Peter. Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Remote Sensing:

Soviet & Russian Launch Vehicles & Space Programs:

Cold War & General Nuclear history

  • Bird, Kai, and Martin J. Sherwin. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. London: Atlantic, 2009. Print.

  • Jacobsen, Annie. Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2015. Print.

  • Jacobsen, Annie. The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of Darpa, America’s Top Secret Military Research Agency. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2016. Print.

  • Rhodes, Richard The Making of the Atomic Bomb

  • Rhodes, Richard Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb