Piers Bizony is author of the award-winning 2001: Filming the Future a detailed account of the making of Stanley Kubrick's film, The Rivers of Mars: Searching for the Cosmic Origins of Life and Island in the Sky: Building the International Space Station. He also lectures and organizes exhibitions on space-related subjects.
Jamie Doran of Atlantic Celtic Films is an international award-winning documentary producer. After seven years at BBC Television, he went into independent production, where many of his films have concentrated on lifting the lid of secrecy within the former Soviet Union.
Very enlightening. Everyone should read this to compare the way we do business here.Published 3 months ago by Jan Short
Well researched book that shows the Soviet side of the space race. Gagarin is a very three dimensional character along with fellow cosmonaut Alexi Leonov. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gary Payson
Thanks to a fantastic window of opportunity when the KGB apparatus collapsed and before the reinstate of a new secrecy and controlling apparatus, the authors were able to interview... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not particularly riveting or anything, but straightforwardly tells the story of Gargarin and how he was a hero of the Soviet Union because he was the 1st guy in orbit. Read morePublished 8 months ago by T' Wretched Reviewer With Malice Aforethought
A sad story you never knew. If you're a history nut this is a must to have in your collection.Published 9 months ago by mr z
Could not put the book down! Fascinating book about the early Soviet Space program and about the daring Cosmonauts who first went to space.Published 10 months ago by Anthony Santi
Great insight into the space race from the other side. The very human story of a dynamic person. A great read.Published 11 months ago by CRM
I collect books on Soviet and US Space efforts. This book is excellent! I remember when Gagarin circled the earth, it was a shock.Published 16 months ago by rozabell