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Author Brzezinski, Matthew, 1965-
Title Red moon rising [electronic resource] : Sputnik and the hidden rivalries that ignited the Space Age / Matthew Brzezinski.
Published [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Audio, 2009.
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Description 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Note Unabridged.
Audio file.
Title from image on Web page (viewed Jan. 26, 2009).
Previously released on compact disc, 2007.
Local Note Title generously provided by Campus Quality Fee.
Performer Narrated by Charles Stransky.
Summary On October 4, 1957, a time of Cold War paranoia, the Soviet Union secretly launched the Earth's first artificial moon. No bigger than a basketball, the tiny satellite was powered by a car battery. Yet, for all its simplicity, Sputnik stunned the world. Based on extensive research in the US and newly opened archives in the former USSR, Red moon rising tells the story of five extraordinary months in the history of technology and the rivalry between two superpowers. It takes us inside the Kremlin and introduces the Soviet engineer Korolev, the charismatic, politically-minded visionary who motivated Khruschev to support what others dismissed as a ridiculous program. Korolev is virtually unknown to most Americans, yet it is because of him that NASA exists, that college loan programs were started in the US, and that Kennedy and Johnson became presidents. Character driven, suspenseful, and dramatic, Red moon rising unveils the politics, people, science, and mindset behind a critical and transformative world event.
Subject Space race -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Space race -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War.
Sputnik satellites.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1953-1985.
Genre Audiobooks.
Related Names Stransky, Charles, Narrator.
HighBridge Audio (Firm)
Collection Title Audiobook collection (EBSCO).
ISBN 9781598875287 (electronic audio bk.)
1598875280 (electronic audio bk.)
OCLC number 299575823