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“An extraordinary and accessible examination of this enormous contribution to space exploration, supported by riveting first-hand anecdotes. Essential to any air and space collection.” ―Library Journal (starred)
“Well-written, engaging, and brow-raising in many ways.” ―SpaceCoalition.com
“This excellent narrative will keep you enthralled and give you new perspectives on an old name we're all familiar with.” ―Astronomy Magazine online
“This extraordinarily intimate account of the 1967 death of a Russian cosmonaut appears in a new book, Starman, by Jamie Doran and Piers Bizony, to be published next month. The authors base their narrative principally on revelations from a KGB officer, Venymin Ivanovich Russayev, and previous reporting by Yaroslav Golovanov in Pravda. This version -- if it's true -- is beyond shocking.” ―Robert Krulwich, in his post on NPR.org
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.
As soon as I opened the package I started reading, and I did not put this down until it was done. Yes its that goodPublished 2 months ago by zimmerman
Interesting insights into the selection and training and the flying of Russian Cosmonauts....especially Yuri Gargarin....good read.Published 2 months ago by D. J. Singer
Loved the book - having been a child during this period it brought back happy memories.Published 3 months ago by John F
This book must have been incredibly difficult to write. The secrecy of the Soviet Union, and later, Russia, seems impenetrable. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chauncey
Very enlightening. Everyone should read this to compare the way we do business here.Published 7 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 7 months ago by Gary Payson