In the Shadow of the Moon : America, Russia, and the Hidden History of the Space Race-9780062888754

In the Shadow of the Moon : America Russia and the Hidden History of the Space Race

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By: Cherrix, Amy
Format: Hardback
Published By: HarperCollins
Date of Publication: 09/02/2021
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9780062888754
Dimensions in mm: 217 x 151 x 31

An exhilarating dive into the secret history of humankinds race to the moon, from acclaimed author Amy Cherrix. This fascinating and immersive read is perfect for fans of Steve Sheinkins Bomb and M. T. Andersons Symphony for the City of the Dead.

Youve heard of the space race, but do you know the whole story?

The most ambitious race humankind has ever undertaken was masterminded in the shadows by two engineers on opposite sides of the Cold WarWernher von Braun, a former Nazi officer living in the US, and Sergei Korolev, a Russian rocket designer once jailed for crimes against his countryand your textbooks probably never told you.

Von Braun became an American hero, recognized the world over, while Korolev toiled in obscurity. These two brilliant rocketeers never met, but together they shaped the science of spaceflight and redefined modern warfare. From Stalins brutal Gulag prisons and Hitlers concentration camps to Cape Canaveral and beyond, their simultaneous quests pushed scienceand human ingenuityto the breaking point.

From Amy Cherrix comes the extraordinary hidden story of the space race and the bitter rivalry that launched humankind to the moon.