Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey by Michael D'Antonio
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Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey
By Michael D'Antonio

A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey

1957-The Space Race Begins Unabridged [CD-Audio/MP3 Edition]

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Narrator Alan Sklar See other recent books by Alan Sklar
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Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey by Michael D'Antonio

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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael D'Antonio captures the wackiness of the first year of the space race as the Americans scrambled desperately to match the Soviets and President Eisenhower intervened to guarantee that the space program would not be run by the military. On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite into orbit around the earth. Little more than a month later, the Soviets launched Sputnik II. News of Sputnik created panic in Washington, D.C., and throughout the United States. Within days, the U.S. military began a madcap race to space full of crashes, skullduggery, and backstabbing until Eisenhower's secret civilian program surpassed the Soviets by putting the first American-a hero monkey named Gordo-into orbit. D'Antonio draws on archives, film footage, and interviews with many of the scientists, reporters, and others who were involved in the first year of the space race. He recounts the early days of the space race with all the zaniness and urgency of the time, just in time for fiftieth anniversary commemorations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781400105038
ISBN-10: 140010503X
Format: CD-Audio
(137mm x 163mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Tantor Media, Inc
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael D'Antonio

Michael D'Antonio is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Alan Sklar is the winner of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and a multiple finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by "AudioFile" magazine, his work has twice earned him a Booklist Editors' Choice Award, a "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by "ForeWord" magazine.

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