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It is the summer of 1899 and fifteen-year-old Olympia Biddeford is spending the summer with her parents at their seasonal house at Fortune's Rocks. When the celebrated essayist John Haskell is invited to stay, Olympia is immediately captivated by his charm and mystery. Despite being a married man of forty, Haskell seduces Olympia and they embark on a whirlwind affair. But when their secret is revealed, Olympia...

Escape from Earth - A Secret History of the Space Rocket written by Anita Shreve performed by Oliver Wyman on Audio CD (Unabridged)

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ISBN:  9781549151767
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  History
Duration:  720 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Anita Shreve
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The incredible true story of Frank Malina, the man who first launched a rocket into space--but was written out of American history because of his ties to Communism during the McCarthy era. Most history books contain no mention of Frank Malina, the man who founded NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, who built...

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