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Escape from earth : (Record no. 105566)

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001 - CONTROL NUMBER
control field 019347163
003 - CONTROL NUMBER IDENTIFIER
control field Uk
005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
control field 20200224162627.0
008 - FIXED-LENGTH DATA ELEMENTS--GENERAL INFORMATION
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015 ## - NATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY NUMBER
National bibliography number GBB962351
Source bnb
016 7# - NATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC AGENCY CONTROL NUMBER
Record control number 019347163
Source Uk
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781781259702 : (hbk.)
Terms of availability £20.00
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Original cataloging agency StDuBDS
Language of cataloging eng
Transcribing agency StDuBDS
Modifying agency Uk
-- IeDuRDS
Description conventions rda
082 04 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 629.40922
Edition number 23
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name MacDonald, Fraser,
9 (RLIN) 135650
Dates associated with a name 1972-
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Escape from earth :
Remainder of title the secret history of the space rocket /
Statement of responsibility, etc. Fraser MacDonald.
264 #1 - PRODUCTION, PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURE, AND COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Place of production, publication, distribution, manufacture London :
Name of producer, publisher, distributor, manufacturer Profile Books,
Date of production, publication, distribution, manufacture, or copyright notice 2019.
264 #4 - PRODUCTION, PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURE, AND COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Date of production, publication, distribution, manufacture, or copyright notice ©2019.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 371 p. , 16 unnumbered pages of plates :
Other physical details ill. ;
Dimensions 25 cm.
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0# - FORMATTED CONTENTS NOTE
Formatted contents note California -- The suicide squad -- Facts and fancies -- Unit 122 -- War games -- Give the fascists hell -- The way of the beast -- Enterprise -- The quest for space -- The shrinks -- The problem of escape -- These terrible times -- Definite Leftists -- Degradation Ceremonies -- The coffee can -- Taking the fifth -- The Rosenberg connection -- Light engineering -- Afterword.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. Escape from earth is the untold story of the engineers, dreamers and rebels who started the American space programme. In particular, it is the story of Frank Malina, founder of what became Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the scientist who cracked the, as he called it, problem of escape from the Earth by rocket.<br/><br/>It's a wild ride. Jack Parsons, Malina's chemistry-expert research partner, was a bed-hopping occultist with delusions of grandeur. We get all the horrible details: drug parties and sex magic, cameos by Aleister Crowley and L Ron Hubbard, and an ill-fated attempt to start a mail-order religion.<br/><br/>Armed with hitherto unpublished letters, journals, and documents from the Malina family archives, Fraser MacDonald reveals what we didn't know. Jack Parsons betrayed Frank Malina to the FBI, cooperating fully in their investigation of Malina for un-American activities. The Jet Propulsion Lab's second director secretly denounced Frank as a Communist. Frank's research group had close ties to the spy network of the infamous Rosenbergs - the only Americans executed during the Red Scare. This is a story of soaring ideals entangled in the most human of complications: infidelity and divorce, betrayal and treason.
530 ## - ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL FORM AVAILABLE NOTE
Additional physical form available note Also issued online.
600 10 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Malina, Frank J.
9 (RLIN) 135651
600 10 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Parsons, Jack,
Dates associated with a name 1914-1952
9 (RLIN) 135652
610 20 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--CORPORATE NAME
Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
General subdivision History.
9 (RLIN) 135658
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Astronautics
Geographic subdivision United States
General subdivision History.
Chronological subdivision 20th century.
9 (RLIN) 103487
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Communism
Geographic subdivision United States
General subdivision History
Chronological subdivision 20th century.
9 (RLIN) 57566
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Aeronautical engineers
9 (RLIN) 94518
Form subdivision Biography.
942 ## - ADDED ENTRY ELEMENTS (KOHA)
Source of classification or shelving scheme
Koha item type Loanable Book
Holdings
Withdrawn status Lost status Source of classification or shelving scheme Damaged status Not for loan Collection code Permanent Location Current Location Date acquired Full call number Barcode Date last seen Price effective from Koha item type
          General Collection Library Library 2020-02-24 629.4092 MAC 000438054 2020-02-24 2020-02-24 Loanable Book

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