Coverart for item
The Resource A girl's guide to missiles : growing up in America's secret desert, Karen Piper

A girl's guide to missiles : growing up in America's secret desert, Karen Piper

Label
A girl's guide to missiles : growing up in America's secret desert
Title
A girl's guide to missiles
Title remainder
growing up in America's secret desert
Statement of responsibility
Karen Piper
Title variation
Growing up in America's secret desert
Title variation remainder
growing up in Americas secret desert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The China Lake missile range in the Mojave Desert was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy. But people who make missiles and other weapons are regular working people, with domestic routines and everyday dilemmas, and four of them were the Piper family. Her dad designed the Sidewinder. Once, when a missile nose needed to be taken offsite for final testing, her mother loaded it into the trunk of the family car, set off down a Los Angeles freeway, and even stopped off at the mall, leaving the missile in the parking lot. Piper's memoir also reaches back to her father's World War II flights with contraband across Europe.--
Summary
A young woman who came of age with missiles presents a poignant, surreal and honest look at growing up on one of the most secretive weapons installations on Earth
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Adapted from publisher information
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10685286
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 358.1/7092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
VF373
LC item number
.P57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
growing up in America's secret desert
Label
A girl's guide to missiles : growing up in America's secret desert, Karen Piper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-322)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Becoming China Lakers -- A teenage weaponeer -- Dynamic instability -- The Cold War at home -- Anything can be a weapon -- Off target -- Life without weapons
Control code
6109674
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399564543
Lccn
2018025068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030243760
Label
A girl's guide to missiles : growing up in America's secret desert, Karen Piper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-322)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Becoming China Lakers -- A teenage weaponeer -- Dynamic instability -- The Cold War at home -- Anything can be a weapon -- Off target -- Life without weapons
Control code
6109674
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399564543
Lccn
2018025068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030243760

Library Locations

    • Winder Public LibraryBorrow it
      189 Bellview Street, Winder, GA, 30680, US
      33.998162 -83.723186
Processing Feedback ...