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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young woman who came of age with missiles presents a surreal and honest look at growing up on the China Lake missile range in the Mojave Desert, one of the most secretive weapons installations on Earth. Piper sketches in the belief systems--from Amway's get-rich schemes to propaganda in The Rocketeer to evangelism, along with fears of a Lemurian takeover and Charles Manson--that governed their lives. Her memoir is also a search for the truth of the past and what really brought her parents to China Lake with two young daughters, a story that reaches back to her father's World War II flights with contraband across Europe. Finally, it recounts the crossroads moment in a young woman's life when she finally found a way out of a culture of secrets and fear, and out of the desert
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Piper, Karen Lynnea
Dewey number
  • 358.1/7092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Piper, Karen Lynnea
  • Piper, Earl Marwin
  • Piper, Mary Dahlstrom
  • Naval Ordnance Test Station (China Lake, Calif.)
  • United States
  • Guided missiles
  • Cold War
  • California, Southern
Label
A girl's guide to missiles : growing up in America's secret desert, Karen Piper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
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)on1030243760
Label
A girl's guide to missiles : growing up in America's secret desert, Karen Piper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
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)on1030243760

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