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Epic Rivalry
By Von Hardesty

Epic Rivalry

The Inside Story of the Soviet and American Space Race

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Epic Rivalry by Von Hardesty

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When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in 1969, they personified an almost unimaginable feat-the incredibly complex task of sending humans safely to another celestial body. This extraordinary odyssey, which grew from the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, was galvanized by the Sputnik launch in 1957. 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 of the other. Scores of rare, unpublished, and powerful photographs recall the urgency and technical creativity of both nations' efforts. The authors recreate in vivid detail the "parallel universes" of the two space exploration programs, with visionaries Wernher von Braun and Sergei Korolev and political leaders John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev at the epicenters. The conflict between countries, and the tense drama of their independent progress, unfolds in vivid prose. Approaching its subject from a uniquely balanced perspective, this important new narrative chronicles the epic race to the moon and back as it has never been told before-and captures the interest of casual browsers and science, space, and history enthusiasts alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781426203213
ISBN-10: 1426203217
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 157mm x 24mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: National Geographic Society
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Flight by Von Hardesty Flight, Hardback (November 2011)

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Epic Rivalry by Von Hardesty Epic Rivalry, Hardback (September 2007)

National Geographic recaptures this gripping moment in the human experience with a lively and compelling new account.

Dictatorship of the Air by Von Hardesty Dictatorship of the Air, Hardback (July 2006)

Focusing on one of the last untold chapters in the history of human flight, this book explains the true story behind twentieth-century Russia's quest for aviation prominence.

Russian Aviation and Air Power in the Twentieth Century by Von Hardesty Russian Aviation and Air Power in the Twentieth Century, Paperback (October 1998)

In the light of new archival material, the editors of this volume take a fresh look at Russian aviation in the 20th century.

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Author Biography - Von Hardesty

Von Hardesty is a curator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Gene Eisman is an independent historian.

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