Into That Silent Sea

Into That Silent Sea

Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965

Book - 2007
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"These pages chronicle a varied and riveting cavalcade of human stories, including a look at Yuri Gagarin's harrowing childhood in war-ravaged Russia and Alan Shepard's firm purchase on the American dream. It also examines the controversial career of cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, and the remarkable struggle and ultimate disappointment of her American counterparts. It tries to uncover the truth behind the allegations that shadowed Gus Grissom and Scott Carpenter and then allows the reader to share the suspense of Alexei Leonov's near-fatal first space walk. Through dozens of interviews and access to Russian and American official documents and family records, the authors bring to life the experiences that shaped the lives of the first astronauts and cosmonauts and forever changed their world and ours."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780803211469 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0803211465 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 629.450092 FRE
Characteristics: xxvii, 397 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Burgess, Colin 1947-

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