‘A STORY OF TREASON AND BACK-STABBING, INTERNATIONAL
ESPIONAGE, PROPAGANDA AND OFTEN DISASTER.
A STELLAR READ’ –SUNDAY BUSINESS POST
The race: to be the first to launch a rocket into space
and dominate a unique new arena of international conflict.
For America: Wernher von Braun, charismatic ex-Nazi, rocket
technology genius. For the Soviet Union: the enigmatic
Sergei Korolev, brilliant, driven, known even in his
own country simply as the ‘Great Designer’.
Space Race brings this amazing story of a multi-million
dollar battle between empires to explosive life. Set against
a backdrop of international espionage and risky – often
fatal – experiments, it unearths the dramatic personal
stories of those whose extraordinary passion drove
them to sacrifice almost anything for victory.
‘LUCID, PACY AND READABLE’ –BRYAN APPLEYARD, NEW STATESMAN
‘CADBURY HAS HAD THE EXCELLENT IDEA OF CONSTRUCTING A DUAL BIOGRAPHY. CHAPTERS ALTERNATE BETWEEN VON BRAUN AND KOROLEV,SKETCHING IN COLOURFUL DETAIL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT IN THE MANNER OF [A] THRILLER’
372 plus pages
In good to very good preloved condition. A fascinating book with many photos. Inscription inside front cover.