A Girl's Guide to Missiles: Growing Up in America's Secret Desert
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.
JLG Release: Dec 2018
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Language: Strong Language, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes
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,