Before his death in 2011, Al Christman was a writer and historian for the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake, California. He was the coauthor of Sailors, Scientists, and Rockets: Grand Experiment at Inoyokern and Naval Innovators, 1776-1900.

Articles by A Christman


A New Kind of Officer

By Al Christman
May 1998
Deak Parsons fought his primary battles in the laboratory and then went into combat with the weapons he helped to create.