Space Race: The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space

4,09 valoración promedio
( 381 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780061176289: Space Race: The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space

One of the most exhilarating true adventures in history, the race into space was marked by courage, duplicity, political paranoia, astonishing technological feats, and unbelievable triumphs in the face of overwhelming adversity. It is the story of an unparalleled rivalry between superpowers and of the two remarkable men at the center of the conflict. On the American side was Wernher von Braun, the camera-friendly former Nazi scientist, who was granted hero status and almost unlimited resources by a government panicked at the thought of the Cold War enemy taking the lead. The Soviet program was headed by Sergei Korolev, a former political prisoner whose identity was a closely guarded state secret. Korolev was expected to—and did—work miracles on a shoestring budget, his cooperation assured through intimidation and threats of possible disgrace or death. These rivals were opposite in every way, save for one: each was obsessed with the idea of launching a man to the Moon.

Deborah Cadbury's extraordinary history combines action and suspense with a moving portrayal of the space race's human dimension. Using source materials never before available, she tells a riveting story of the espionage, ambition, ingenuity, and passion behind humankind's mind-bending voyage beyond the bounds of Earth.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Deborah Cadbury is the highly acclaimed author of several books, including Dreams of Iron and Steel, The Lost King of France, and Terrible Lizard. She has also won numerous international awards as a television producer for the BBC. She lives in London.

From Booklist:

*Starred Review* Cadbury traces the development of rockets and spaceflight from German experiments before World War II to the manned moon landings, telling the story in layperson's language (though with a fine glossary appended) and in the process providing powerful biographies of the two outstanding designers, Wernher von Braun and Sergei Korolev. Korolev began as a supervisor of the efforts of German technicians captured during and after the war but later achieved outstanding results with his own designs by launching Sputnik and the first manned orbital flights. Von Braun's history included winking at the use of slave labor but also a succession of breakthroughs that led to the historic day in July 1969 when Neil Armstrong stepped out on the moon. Both Soviet and U.S. programs were plagued with failures and outright disasters that Cadbury graphically though evenhandedly describes, and Korolev literally worked himself to death. The true monument to both designers is the last two generations of manned spaceflight. Appealing to everyone from the generation who listened in high school to the early launches to high-school students today who want a keen-sighted view of the spacefaring past, this outstanding volume is likely to be one of the standards on its subject for years to come. Roland Green
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Cadbury, Deborah
Editorial: Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0061176281 ISBN 13: 9780061176289
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0061176281 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Nº de ref. de la librería SWATI2132261329

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,37
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,34
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Deborah Cadbury
Editorial: HARPER PERENNIAL, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0061176281 ISBN 13: 9780061176289
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HARPER PERENNIAL, United States, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. One of the most exhilarating true adventures in history, the race into space was marked by courage, duplicity, political paranoia, astonishing technological feats, and unbelievable triumphs in the face of overwhelming adversity. It is the story of an unparalleled rivalry between superpowers and of the two remarkable men at the center of the conflict. On the American side was Wernher von Braun, the camera-friendly former Nazi scientist, who was granted hero status and almost unlimited resources by a government panicked at the thought of the Cold War enemy taking the lead. The Soviet program was headed by Sergei Korolev, a former political prisoner whose identity was a closely guarded state secret. Korolev was expected to--and did--work miracles on a shoestring budget, his cooperation assured through intimidation and threats of possible disgrace or death. These rivals were opposite in every way, save for one: each was obsessed with the idea of launching a man to the Moon. Deborah Cadbury s extraordinary history combines action and suspense with a moving portrayal of the space race s human dimension. Using source materials never before available, she tells a riveting story of the espionage, ambition, ingenuity, and passion behind humankind s mind-bending voyage beyond the bounds of Earth. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780061176289

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,80
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Deborah Cadbury
Editorial: HARPER PERENNIAL, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0061176281 ISBN 13: 9780061176289
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HARPER PERENNIAL, United States, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. One of the most exhilarating true adventures in history, the race into space was marked by courage, duplicity, political paranoia, astonishing technological feats, and unbelievable triumphs in the face of overwhelming adversity. It is the story of an unparalleled rivalry between superpowers and of the two remarkable men at the center of the conflict. On the American side was Wernher von Braun, the camera-friendly former Nazi scientist, who was granted hero status and almost unlimited resources by a government panicked at the thought of the Cold War enemy taking the lead. The Soviet program was headed by Sergei Korolev, a former political prisoner whose identity was a closely guarded state secret. Korolev was expected to--and did--work miracles on a shoestring budget, his cooperation assured through intimidation and threats of possible disgrace or death. These rivals were opposite in every way, save for one: each was obsessed with the idea of launching a man to the Moon. Deborah Cadbury s extraordinary history combines action and suspense with a moving portrayal of the space race s human dimension. Using source materials never before available, she tells a riveting story of the espionage, ambition, ingenuity, and passion behind humankind s mind-bending voyage beyond the bounds of Earth. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780061176289

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,59
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Deborah Cadbury
Editorial: Harper Perennial (2007)
ISBN 10: 0061176281 ISBN 13: 9780061176289
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Perennial, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0061176281

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 20,90
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Cadbury, Deborah
Editorial: Perennial (2007)
ISBN 10: 0061176281 ISBN 13: 9780061176289
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Perennial, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. reprint edition. 400 pages. 7.75x5.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zr0061176281

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,43
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,82
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Cadbury, Deborah
Editorial: Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0061176281 ISBN 13: 9780061176289
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Perennial. Estado de conservación: Brand New. FREE domestic ground shipping. Fast priority express available. Tracking service included. Ships from USA (United States of America). Nº de ref. de la librería 0061176281

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 22,25
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Cadbury, Deborah
Editorial: Harper Perennial 2007-06-26 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0061176281 ISBN 13: 9780061176289
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Perennial 2007-06-26, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. 0061176281 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Nº de ref. de la librería TM-0061176281

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 22,03
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,34
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Deborah Cadbury
Editorial: Harper Perennial (2007)
ISBN 10: 0061176281 ISBN 13: 9780061176289
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Perennial, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0061176281

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 23,47
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,53
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Cadbury, Deborah
Editorial: Harper Perennial (2007)
ISBN 10: 0061176281 ISBN 13: 9780061176289
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Perennial, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110061176281

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 31,95
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,67
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío