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A girl"s guide to missiles

Karen Lynnea Piper

A girl"s guide to missiles

growing up in America"s secret desert

by Karen Lynnea Piper

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Naval Ordnance Test Station (China Lake, Calif.),
  • Social life and customs,
  • Cold War,
  • Anecdotes,
  • Guided missiles,
  • Employees,
  • United States. Office of Strategic Services,
  • United States,
  • Electronic technicians,
  • Young women,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-322).

    Other titlesGrowing up in America"s secret desert
    StatementKaren Piper
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsVF373 .P57 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages322
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26963249M
    ISBN 100399564543
    ISBN 109780399564543
    LC Control Number2018025068
    OCLC/WorldCa1030243760

      A Girl's Guide to Missiles Growing up in America's Secret Desert (Book): Piper, Karen Lynnea: "A poignant, surreal, and fearlessly honest look at growing up on one of the most secretive weapons installations on earth, by a young woman who came of age with missiles. The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware. [A Girl's Guide to Missiles] has a brilliantly overdetermined setup, one that yields both black comedy and sickening lurches of insight While still a child, Piper naturally isn’t equipped to question the broader context she’s living in, although there is the occasional kids-say-the-darndest-things moment.

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About A Girl’s Guide to Missiles. A surreal and poignant coming of age on a secretive missile facility, and “an incredible view of life in a town built for war.”–Booklist The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware.

'A Girl's Guide' To Growing Up On A Secretive Missile Test Site When Karen Piper was 6, her family moved to the Mojave Desert. In A Girl's Guide To. A Girl's Guide to Missiles NPR coverage of A Girl's Guide to Missiles: Growing Up in America's Secret Desert by Karen Piper. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.

It was a world of missiles and launches and secrets in a time when the world seemed to be falling to bits—there was Vietnam, for one thing, and then the Manson family zipping around in the nearby desert in their dune buggies (“The Mansons even shopped at our 7-Eleven in Ridgecrest, where Christine and I bought our candy”).

By Piper’s. The Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake near California's Mojave Desert is the navy's largest land base, roughly the size of Rhode island, and the central setting of A Girl's Guide To Missiles. Karen Piper moves there as a child in the s when her father, an engineer, is hired to help design the sidewinder missile (a Vietnam War-era.

A Girl’s Guide to Missiles is a family portrait, a missile-science primer, a coming of nuclear age. Piper captures the soul of an era that might not be so long gone as we would hope.” (Bill Roorbach, author of Life Among Giants, The Remedy for Love, and The Girl of the Lake).

There was, however, another side to Piper's formative years, namely, military weapons and secret missions. It's all part of her new book, A Girl's Guide to Missiles: Growing Up In America's Secret Desert, which describes her youth in a company town where every employee was a civil servant of the American government.

A related thought experiment can be found in Karen Piper’s memoir, A Girl’s Guide to Missiles: Growing up in America’s Secret Desert (Viking, $27). The book, a tale of domestic life on China Lake—the southern California weapons research and testing site—has a brilliantly overdetermined setup, one that yields both black comedy and.

A Girl s Guide to Missiles Book Summary: A surreal and poignant coming of age on a secretive missile facility, and "an incredible view of life in a town built for war."--Booklist The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware.

It was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy. Call-in with Karen Piper A Girls Guide to Missiles CSPAN March 4, amam EST Karen Piper took viewer phone calls about her book, "A Girl's Guide to Missiles," at the 11th annual Tucson Festival of Books.

A Girl's Guide to Missiles Growing up in America's Secret Desert (Book): Piper, Karen Lynnea: The China Lake missile range in the Mojave Desert was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy.

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The book is a memoir on growing up in the very shadows (and “shadows” here takes on multiple meanings) of the US obsession with : Ryne Clos.

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At its core, Karen Piper’s memoir “A Girl’s Guide to Missiles: Growing up in America’s Secret Desert” is about war. However, it’s not just about military warfare and the weapons used to wage it, developed in the laboratories in California’s China Lake Desert where Piper’s parents worked and raised her and her sister.

A Girl's Guide to Missiles: Growing Up in America's Secret Desert by Karen Piper has an overall rating of Positive based on 5 book reviews.3/4(5). A Girl’s Guide to Missiles is a family portrait, a missile-science primer, a coming of nuclear age.

Piper captures the soul of an era that might not be so long gone as we would hope.” –Bill Roorbach, author of Life Among Giants, The Remedy for Love, and The Girl of the Lake.A Girl's Guide to Missiles Growing up in America's Secret Desert (Book): Piper, Karen Lynnea: "A poignant, surreal, and fearlessly honest look at growing up on one of the most secretive weapons installations on earth, by a young woman who came of age with missiles.

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