This book on the development of guided missiles, from 1400 to earth-satellite space ships of the near future, presupposes a fair sized quantity of technical information on the part of the reader. Packed with detailed descriptions of all the major rockets developed by the U.S., Germany and England and an aside about the Japanese ""suicide"" planes, the book describes with painstaking detail each type of missiles, its method of control, design, range, speed, and a brief history of its development. Unfortunately, an otherwise excellent sedition on the famous German V-2 rocket is marred by a completely illegible and frustrating diagram of the ""buzz-bomb"". Although the going in rather heavy for the casual reader, this is recommended for those interested in the subject. Also the facts as presented here are bound to instill in the reader a healthy terror of what the next shooting war will entail.