Space Race The Epic Battle Between America And The Soviet Union For Dominion Of Space

Author: Deborah Cadbury
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 0061176281
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One of the most exhilarating true adventures in history, the race into space was marked by courage, duplicity, political paranoia, astonishing technological feats, and unbelievable triumphs in the face of overwhelming adversity. It is the story of an unparalleled rivalry between superpowers and of the two remarkable men at the center of the conflict. On the American side was Wernher von Braun, the camera-friendly former Nazi scientist, who was granted hero status and almost unlimited resources by a government panicked at the thought of the Cold War enemy taking the lead. The Soviet program was headed by Sergei Korolev, a former political prisoner whose identity was a closely guarded state secret. Korolev was expected to—and did—work miracles on a shoestring budget, his cooperation assured through intimidation and threats of possible disgrace or death. These rivals were opposite in every way, save for one: each was obsessed with the idea of launching a man to the Moon.

Deborah Cadbury's extraordinary history combines action and suspense with a moving portrayal of the space race's human dimension. Using source materials never before available, she tells a riveting story of the espionage, ambition, ingenuity, and passion behind humankind's mind-bending voyage beyond the bounds of Earth.


Space Race The Battle To Rule The Heavens Text Only Edition

Author: Deborah Cadbury
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007388934
Size: 47.83 MB
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From the author of ‘Seven Wonders of the Industrial World’, the ebook edition of the TV tie-in charting the shocking but true story behind the space race – and the ruthless, brilliant scientists who fuelled it.

Space Race

Author: Deborah Cadbury
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061176281
Size: 68.70 MB
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It is the story of an unparalleled rivalry between superpowers and of the two remarkable men at the center of the conflict.

Space Race

Author: Deborah Cadbury
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060845537
Size: 35.30 MB
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Presents a history of the space programs of the United States and the Soviet Union and the competition to be the first to land on the Moon.

Epic Rivalry

Author: Von Hardesty
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426202091
Size: 77.98 MB
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Written by Smithsonian curator Von Hardesty and researcher Gene Eisman, Epic Rivalry tells the story from both the American and the Russian points of view, and shows how each space-faring nation played a vital role in stimulating the work ...

The Race For Space

Author: Betsy Kuhn
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822559849
Size: 38.25 MB
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The history of space flight for the Americans and the Russians.

Cold War Space Sleuths

Author: Dominic Phelan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461430526
Size: 51.54 MB
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This book shows that dedicated observers were often better than professionals at interpreting that information coming out of the USSR during the dark days of the Cold War.

Sputnik

Author: Paul Dickson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802718044
Size: 19.71 MB
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Paul Dickson chronicles the dramatic events and developments leading up to and emanating from Sputnik's launch.

Sputnik And The Soviet Space Challenge

Author: Asif A. Siddiqi
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813026275
Size: 28.48 MB
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Based on new Russian sources, Siddiqi's book reveals the truth about the Soviet space program to tell a technical, political, and personal history of the major Soviet initiatives. Photos & illustrations.

Putin S Russia

Author: Anna Politkovskaya
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446448371
Size: 33.39 MB
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This is not, Polikovskaya argues, the kind of leader most contemporary Russians want.