Book Spotlight–4/10/2011

Red Moon Rising by Matthew Brzezinski

Honor of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic foray into the cosmos with this excellent and engaging history, recounting how the Russians consistently kicked our butts in the initial quest for space superiority.

Red Moon Rising deftly chronicles of the origins of the rocket programs in America and the Soviet Union that sparked the Space Race, including the pioneering work of Sergi Korolev, the father of the Soviet space program, and the political shenanigans state-side that cost America a number of readily-obtainable firsts in space exploration.

This is a must-read for space geeks, history buffs, Cold War fanatics and anyone seeking further insights into some pivotal events of the late 20th Century.

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