Sailing Against the Wind - Kross, Jaan, and Dickens, Eric (Translated by)

Jaan Kross's historical novel" Sailing Against the Wind" fictionalizes the life of Bernhard Schmidt (1879-1935), an Estonian-born inventor. Schmidt lost an arm in his youth while experimenting with a homemade rocket, resulting in psychological trauma that would plague him for the rest of his life. Largely self-taught, Schmidt was driven to seek ...

Sailing Against the Wind 2012, Northwestern University Press

ISBN-13: 9780810126527

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