Soviet conquest from space

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ISBN-13: 978-0870002243
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  • Loose Leaf: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Arlington House (1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870002244
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870002243
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,708,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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American propulsion engineer Peter James introduces his 1974 book Soviet Conquest from Space as a side by side comparison of the US and USSR space technology race that in 1974, the date of publication by Arlington House, the Soviets seemed poised to win. And not only the space race for manned exploration and military applications, but using that fine edge to initiate a nuclear war-and win it.

Such were the concerns when the Apollo Program winded down and the US space shuttle fleet was on drawing boards and the Russians were developing their own super heavy lift rocket, massive space station complexes, scramjets, space shuttle, orbit to orbit shuttles, laser weapons and unmanned military, civilian and robotic planetary exploration vehicles and probes. A lunar base and space battle stations, using lasers and current atomic weapons, were predicted. Another was the remote controlled satellite destroyer that would locate, inspect and destroy enemy targets in orbit. One interesting vision gave an prediction that the huge space stations would be used as aircraft carriers (in space), and orbit to orbit shuttles used as fighter aircraft from a carrier. With these aggressive movements in technology it seemed obvious, due to Soviet growth in missile, aircraft, and space operations capabilities, that the free world was on the edge of a possible showdown with the East.

Many US intelligence and space future hype experts had mixed regards for the predictions of the book, but after the Cold War, declassified information made available brought these super secret systems to light-many had been under development but were suspended at the time the book appeared. Conceivable if the USSR had not fallen due to their economics in the late 1980s causing many of these systems to be cancelled.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Experience on August 6, 2013
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In the category of psychology, it might inform a case study. Originally a nice guy, it is in my opionion his plausible story of how he attempted to exploit other men, became exploited and lost himself. The book seems to be a fossil on the shores of history.
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