A Girl's Guide to Missiles: Growing Up in America's Secret Desert

By: Karen Piper

The China Lake missile range in the Mojave Desert, created during World War II, has always been shrouded in secrecy. But people who make missiles are regular working people, and four of them were Karen Piper’s parents, her sister, and—when she needed summer jobs—herself. Author’s note. Source notes. Black-and-white photo insert.

ISBN: 9780399564543

JLG Release: Dec 2018


Sensitive Areas: Strong language, Strong sexual themes
Topics: Karen Lynnea Piper (1965– ) , Earl Marwin Piper (1922–2005) , Mary Dahlstrom Piper , Naval Ordnance Test Station employees , China Lake, California , Biography , US Office of Strategic Services , US history of guided missiles , Anecdotes , US electronic technicians , Young women , Cold War (1947–1991) , Twentieth-century Southern California social life and customs , Families , US weapons manufacturing , Memoirs

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Book Details

ISBN

9780399564543

First Release

December 2018

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

358.1/7092

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Page Count

336

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

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Level 0; Points: 0;

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Level

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Viking (Adult)

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Strong language, Strong sexual themes

Topics

Karen Lynnea Piper (1965– ), Earl Marwin Piper (1922–2005), Mary Dahlstrom Piper, Naval Ordnance Test Station employees, China Lake, California, Biography, US Office of Strategic Services, US history of guided missiles, Anecdotes, US electronic technicians, Young women, Cold War (1947–1991), Twentieth-century Southern California social life and customs, Families, US weapons manufacturing, Memoirs,

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