Sonic Wind

Sonic Wind

The Story of John Paul Stapp and How A Renegade Doctor Became the Fastest Man on Earth

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780871406774
0871406772
Branch Call Number: 921 STAPP, JOHN
Characteristics: x, 411 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Dec 10, 2015

This is a detailed story of an Air Force surgeon who defied the odds to set a land speed record .... and live to tell the tale. More important is how he promoted the use of seat belts and other safety features we take for granted in cars nowadays, when the car industry was bitterly opposed to the idea and long before anyone heard of Ralph Nader. Another important figure whose story has been resurrected long after most people forgot about him.

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