- Autographed by the author!
- Subtitled "How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive to Beat America to the Moon"
- Hardcover, 392 pages, heavily cross indexed, with extensive bibliography, tables, graphics, rare photos, schematics. © 1997. ISBN 0-471-14853-9. This is an excellent companion to our Russians in Space v2.1 CD-ROM either the English or the Russian language version.
- US$39.95 including FREE insured shipping & handling anywhere in North America. (Please add US$5.00 for S&H via airmail to all other countries.)
- Note: All net proceeds from the sales of this book by Ultimax will be donated to the Maxim Tarasenko Memorial Family Fund.
- Critical acclaim for the book: "Magnificent...the book will be a basic reference for historians concerned with Soviet science, technology, and politics during the Cold War." Robert Seamans, former deputy administrator, NASA
"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, former CEO, Lockheed Martin
"For decades, the identity of the Russian Chief Designer who shocked the world with the launching of the first Sputnik was one of the Soviet Union's best kept secrets. This book tells vividly the story of that man, Sergei Korolev, in remarkable detail, with many facts and anecdotes previously unknown in the West." Sergei Khrushchev, Visiting Senior Fellow, Brown University
The three men seen standing here are known as "the 3 Ks". From left to right: Sergei Pavlovich Korolyov - father of the Soviet space program, Igor Vasil'vich Kurchatov - father of the Soviet atomic bomb, and Mstislav Keldysh - Soviet Academician who developed methods of calculating orbital trajectories.
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