L.D. : Rocketry, Race, and a Colorful Journey

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Young is that rare avis--a real rocket scientist. He is also African American. "L.D." is not only an absorbing account of one man's rise to the top of a demanding profession, but also a fascinating social history of the event-filled era (roughly 1929 to 1965) in which he came of age.show more

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  • Hardback | 372 pages
  • 160 x 230 x 34mm | 680.39g
  • Vantage Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0533162467
  • 9780533162468

About Lee D Young

Lee D. Young was born in Tennessee during the Great Depression. He was educated at Tennessee A & I State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He also completed special studies in business and patent law at Pepperdine University and West Los Angeles School of Law. He was a pioneer in rocket science and helped develop the U.S. space and ICBM programs.show more

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