Author(s): Iris Chang
The definitive biography of Tsien Hsue-Shen, the pioneer of the American space age who was mysteriously accused of being a communist, deported, and becameto Americas continuing chagrinthe father of the Chinese missile program.
Iris Chang lived and worked in California. She was a journalism graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana and worked briefly as a reporter in Chicago before winning a graduate fellowship to the writing seminars program at The Johns Hopkins University. Her first book, Thread of the Silkworm (the story of Tsien Hsue-shen, father of the People's Republic of China's missile program) received world-wide critical acclaim. She is the recipient of the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation's Program on Peace and International Cooperation award, as well as major grants from the National Science Foundation, the Pacific Cultural Foundation, and the Harry Truman Library. She passed away in 2004.
* Introduction * Hangzhou (19111914) * Beijing (19141929) * Shanghai (19291934) * Boxer Rebellion Scholar (19341935) * MIT (19351936) * Theodore von Krmn * Caltech (1936) * The Suicide Squad (19371943) * The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (19431945) * Washington and Germany (1945) * Return to MIT (19461947) * Summons from China (1947) * Jiang Ying * Ascent (19471948) * Caltech (1949) * Suspicion (1950) * Arrest (1950) * Investigation (1950) * Hearings (19501951) * Waiting (19511954) * The Wang-Johnson Talks (1955) * One of the Tragedies of This Century * A Heros Welcome (1955) * Missiles of the East Wind * Becoming a Communist * Epilogue