"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
From the Author
Good background in 30th anniversary year of Apollo 11
This is the first English language analysis, using Russian sources, of the Soviet lunar landing scenario, especially useful in this 30th anniversary year of Apollo 11. Author interviewed some 60 Russian colleagues of Korolev, chief designer of the Soviet program.