"In this exceptional book, James Harford pieces together a most compelling and well-written tale . . . must reading."--Space News
"A fascinating and perceptive history of the Russian space program.... Avid space enthusiasts will find this story a necessary addition to their knowledge of space exploration."--Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., former Director of Flight Operations, NASA
"His erudite and meticulously researched charting of the life and times of Korolev provides unique insights. . . . This is a fascinating book . . . for the space expert and enthusiast alike. Great stuff."--New Scientist
Providing a history of the Soviet space programme from the 1930s to the 1970s, this work focuses on Sergei Korolev, the man who built the programme, started the "space race", and dominated the programme until his death in 1966. The evolution of the Soviet space program, which brought the Space Age into being, is one of the most important developments of the 20th century. This book shows how a huge military-industry-university complex comprised of gifted, dedicated engineers and scientists met the gigantic challenge of pioneering the space age under a repressive, secretive regime with limited technology. Although virtually unknown both in his own country and in the West, Korolev is considered by those knowledgeable about the subject to be as, if not more, important than Werhner von Braun. This is the personal story behind the Soviet space programme: Korolev emerged from imprisonment as a spy in a Siberian gulag to full freedom to lead the space programmes he dominated until his sudden death, which is still shrouded in mystery.
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Descripción Wiley, 1997. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive Beat America to the Moon. "Fascinating . . . packed with technical and historical detail for the space expert and enthusiast alike . . . Great stuff!"-New Scientist "In this exceptional book, James Harford pieces together a most compelling and well-written tale. . . . Must reading."-Space News. "Through masterful research and an engaging narrative style, James Harford gives the world its first in-depth look at the man who should rightly be called the father of the Soviet space program."-Norman R. Augustine, CEO, Lockheed Martin. "In Korolev, James Harford has written a masterly biography of this enigmatic 'Chief Designer' whose role the Soviets kept secret for fear that Western agents might 'get at' him."-Daily Telegraph. "Harford's fluency in Russian and his intimate knowledge of space technology give us insights that few, if any, Americans and Russians have had into this dark history of Soviet space."-Dr. Herbert Friedman, Chief Scientist, Hulburt Center for Space Research Naval Research Laboratory. "Reveals the complex, driven personality of a man who, despite unjust imprisonment in the Gulag, toiled tirelessly for the Soviet military industrial complex. . . . More than just a biography, this is also a history of the Soviet space program at the height of the Cold War. . . . Highly recommended."-Library Journal. "For decades the identity of the Russian Chief Designer who shocked the world. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0471148539
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