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Space Race: The U.S.-U.S.S.R. Competition to Reach the Moon

4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0764909054
ISBN-10: 0764909053
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Pomegranate Communications (March 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764909053
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764909054
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,234,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By John R. Keller on June 5, 2001
Format: Paperback
This relatively short book, a little more than a 100 pages, presents the US-USSR space race in high quality pictures with a small amount of accompanying text. Some of the pictures are the classic photographs from the space race; however, most of the photographs have rarely been publishing and even then only in specialized publications. There is a great presentation of Russian documents and hardware.
The book opens with a section on the German development of the V-2, the race to be the first country to place satellite in orbit, and the development of each countries ICBM arsenal. The next section, which covers more than half the book, is devoted to the race to the moon. This section also contains a great deal about the Russian moon program and has some really nice photographs of the Russian Moon Rocket, the N-1. The final section of the book covers spying from space.
While I doubt this book contains any real new information, the many highly photographs, especially of the Russian hardware, makes this book well worth its price.
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Space Race offers the casual reader a glimpse of the "space race" from its humble beginnings to the triumphant landing on the moon.
Many of the photos presented in the book have never before been published before.
I bought this book for my collection of other books on astronomy, space exploration, etc.
I have not regretted my decision.
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Format: Paperback
This relatively short book, a little more than a 100 pages, presents the US-USSR space race in high quality pictures with a small amount of accompanying text. Some of the pictures are the classic photographs from the space race; however, most of the photographs have rarely been published and even then only in specialized publications. There is a great presentation of Russian documents and hardware.
The book opens with a section on the German development of the V-2, the race to be the first country to place satellite in orbit, and the development of each countries ICBM arsenal. The next section, which covers more than half the book, is devoted to the race to the moon. This section also contains a great deal about the Russian moon program and has some really nice photographs of the Russian Moon Rocket, the N-1. The final section of the book covers spying from space.
While I doubt this book contains any real new information, the many high quality photographs, especially of the Russian hardware, makes this book well worth its price.
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