Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rocketmen and What They Do (1962)

And where would rockets be without ROCKETMEN! (and WOMEN). This is one of those early career books that gave children an insight into what the people who help the astronauts (and rockets) do.
Coombs, Charles I. Rocketmen and What They Do. New York: Franklin Watts Inc. (184 p.) 22 cm.

Unfortunately the book has no illustrations. It discusses the people who fire rockets and support those firings. Descriptions include NORAD personnel, Submarine ICBM operators, fuel fabricators, and aerospace medicine technicians, devoting a chapter to each.

1 comment:

  1. We did have inspiring books when we grew up, didn't we?! Too bad no illustrations though.