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Red Rockets' Glare Spaceflight and the Soviet Imagination, 18571957

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ISBN-10: 0521897602

ISBN-13: 9780521897600

Edition: 2010

Authors: Asif A. Siddiqi

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List price: $145.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/26/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 414
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Asif A. Siddiqi is an Assistant Professor of History at Fordham University. He specializes in the social and cultural history of modern Russia and the history of science and technology. His work has been supported by the American Historical Association, the Smithsonian Institution, the Social Science Research Council, the National Science Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His prior book, Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union and the Space Race, 1945-1974 (2000), received a number of awards including a citation by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books ever written on space exploration. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and currently…    

List of Illustrations and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Space for Science and a Science for Space
"Grief and Genius"
Imagining the Cosmos
Local Action, State Imperatives
"All of This Requires Investigation"
Russians in Germany
The Cold War and the Creation of the Soviet
Fellow Travelers
Launching Sputnik
Conclusion
Notes about Abbreviations in Citations
Notes on Usage
A Note on Primary Sources
Index