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race to space,
This review is from: Space Race: The Untold Story of Two Rivals and Their Struggle for the Moon (Hardcover)
Written to accompany the bbc series of the same name, this is a non fiction book that relates the story of the american and russian race to be furthest ahead with their space programme. Starting at the end of the second world war and ending with the first moon landing, it tells the story by focussing on the two chief designers, von braun in america and korolev in russia.
Having seen and liked the tv series I thought this would just be a retread of that and I wouldn't get anything else out of it, but it turned to be quite an engrossing read. The style of the writing is good enough to make this work as a book in it's own right, rather than just a transcript of the tv show. An enjoyable and engrossing read.