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Author Ryan, Craig, 1953-

Title Sonic wind : the story of John Paul Stapp and how a renegade doctor became the fastest man on Earth / Craig Ryan.

Publication Info. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton and Company, [2015]

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Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B STAPP    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO STAPP    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B STAPP, J.    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG STAPP, JOHN    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  571.4092 R95S    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B STAPP JOHN R    Check Shelf
Edition First edition
Description x, 411 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-385) and index.
Contents Part I: The glorious rebellion against dissolution. 1. Where are my children to-night? -- 2. The most interesting place -- 3. Colonel Tank and Colonel Gas -- 4. Scum jobs -- 5. the citadel of aeromedical research -- Part II: The hot Siberia of the Air Force. 6. The battle of Muroc -- 7. Oscar Eightball and the Curbstone Clinic -- 9. Stapp's first rides -- 10. G-force chimps -- 11. Brother, we are the goats -- 12. Evicted -- 13. Solo on Lovers Lane -- 14. Waiting for a tiger to spring -- 15. Subject had considerable apprehension -- Part III: Above the Armstrong Line. 16. The conference -- 17. Space scientists in Hollywood -- 18. Space scientists in space -- 19. The most significant apparatus -- 20. Kicked upstairs -- 21. The Survivors Club -- 22. Exit from Valley Forge -- 23. Nazi doctors and the never-ending road trip -- Part IV: The ghosts that never happened. 24. Washington -- 25. Slugging away at the standards -- 26. Who wants a resurrection, anyway? -- 27. Honor and violation -- 28. The Stapp years -- Appendix: How fast?
Summary Documents the pivotal contributions of the late scientific visionary behind the development of seatbelts and ejection seats, outlining his dramatic experiments and battles for safety legislation that have been credited with saving millions of lives.
Subject Stapp, John P. (John Paul), 1910-1999.
Biophysicists -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Air Force -- Officers -- Biography.
Motor vehicles -- Safety appliances -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Aeronautics -- Safety measures -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780871406774 (hardcover)
0871406772 (hardcover)
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