Horses to Rockets

Horses to Rockets : The Life and Times of Earl J. Drexler

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This book is concerned with the life and times of Earl J. Drexler and the immigrants of his family who contributed to that life. Earl was born in 1897 when the normal mode of transportation was by means of horses and lived to see the development of trains, automobiles, airplanes, radios, television, rockets, radar, computers and he lived to see man walking on the moon. Along the way, he traveled across the USA several times and lived through two World Wars and the Great Depression. Family stories tell about Earl's involvement with Chicago politics in the the 1920's, his relationship with several famous personalities and the normal, daily routines of life at the time. Illustrated with old documents and more than 200 period photographs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1726367606
  • 9781726367608