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Red Moon Rising by Matthew Brzezinski
Book DescriptionThe first book to capture both the Soviet and American sides of the event that started the space race and changed our world. On October 4, 1957, a time of Cold War paranoia, the Soviet Union secretly launched the Earth's first artificial moon. No bigger than a basketball, the tiny satellite was powered by a car battery. Yet, for all its simplicity, Sputnik stunned the world. Based on extensive research in the US and newly opened archives in the former USSR, Red Moon Rising tells the story of five extraordinary months in the history of technology and the rivalry between two superpowers. It takes us inside the Kremlin and introduces the Soviet engineer Korolev, the charismatic, politically-minded visionary who motivated Khruschev to support what others dismissed as a ridiculous program. Korolev is virtually unknown to most Americans, yet it is because of him that NASA exists, that college loan programs were started in the US, and that Kennedy and Johnson became presidents. Character driven, suspenseful, and dramatic, Red Moon Rising unveils the politics, people, science, and mindset behind a critical and transformative world event.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781598875232
(150mm x 134mm x 28mm)
Imprint: HighBridge Audio
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Matthew Brzezinski
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For the 50th anniversary of Sputnik, the artificial satellite launched by the Russians in 1957, Brzezinskis book vividly recounts the true story of the birth of the space age in dramatic detail, bringing it to life as never before.
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