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Title:
Sonic wind : the story of John Paul Stapp and how a renegade doctor became the fastest man on Earth
Author:
Ryan, Craig, 1953- , author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Physical Description:
x, 411 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Documents the pivotal contributions of the late scientific visionary behind the development of seatbelts and ejection seats, outlining his dramatic experiments and battles for safety legislation that have been credited with saving millions of lives.
Language:
English
Contents:
Part I: The glorious rebellion against dissolution. 1. Where are my children to-night? -- 2. The most interesting place -- 3. Colonel Tank and Colonel Gas -- 4. Scum jobs -- 5. The citadel of aeromedical research -- Part II: The hot Siberia of the Air Force. 6. The battle of Muroc -- 7. Oscar Eightball and the Curbstone Clinic -- 8. Stapp's first rides -- 9. Anticipating strict compliance -- 10. G-force chimps -- 11. Brother, we are the goats -- 12. Evicted -- 13. Solo on Lovers Lane -- 14. Waiting for a tiger to spring -- 15. Subject had considerable apprehension -- Part III: Above the Armstrong Line. 16. The conference -- 17. Space scientists in Hollywood -- 18. Space scientists in space -- 19. The most significant apparatus -- 20. Kicked upstairs -- 21. The Survivors Club -- 22. Exit from Valley Forge -- 23. Nazi doctors and the never-ending road trip -- Part IV: The ghosts that never happened. 24. Washington -- 25. Slugging away at the standards -- 26. Who wants a resurrection, anyway? -- 27. Honor and violation -- 28. The Stapp years -- Appendix: How fast?
Genre:
ISBN:
9780871406774
Format :
Book