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Voices of the Soviet Space Program: Cosmonauts, Soldiers, and Engineers Who Took the USSR into Space

Voices of the Soviet Space Program: Cosmonauts, Soldiers, and Engineers Who Took the USSR into Space
  

In this remarkable oral history, Slava Gerovitch presents interviews with the men and women who witnessed Soviet space efforts firsthand. Rather than comprising a master narrative, these fascinating and varied accounts bring to light the often divergent perspectives, experiences,... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781137481788
Barcode 9781137481788
Published 18 December 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gerovitch, Slava
Series Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
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ISBN-13 9781137481788
ISBN-10 1137481781
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date 18 December 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gerovitch, Slava
Series Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Category World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
International Relations
Astronautics
Number of Pages 305
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 5,023g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress History, History, Modern, History, Russia-History, Europe-History
NBS Text Other Specific Technologies
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 629.450947
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Despite the wealth of information and archival material that has become available in the years following the fall of the USSR, the history of the Soviet space program has been dominated by the accounts of a select few, such as the recent four-volume English translation of Russian rocket designer Boris Chertok. In this remarkable oral history, author and interviewer Slava Gerovitch helps to enrich and complicate space historiography by presenting interviews with the men and women who witnessed Soviet space efforts firsthand, from the cosmonauts themselves to the military officials who directed the program to the engineers who made real the grand ambitions of the USSR. Rather than comprising a monolithic master narrative, these fascinating and varied accounts bring to light the often divergent perspectives, experiences, and institutional cultures that defined the Soviet space program.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Slava Gerovitch ... has published a fascinating primary source in Voices of the Soviet Space Program. This book consists of thirteen interviews with cosmonauts, soldiers, and engineers that Gerovitch ... conducted from 2002 to 2010 over several oral history projects. ... The interviews enable the reader to learn about the beginnings of the Soviet space program ... . This is an important contribution to space history, cold war history, the history of the USSR, and the history of technology. (Paul Josephson, Technology and Culture, Vol. 57, April, 2016)

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Author's Bio

Slava Gerovitch is Lecturer in History of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

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