How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive Beat America to the Moon.
-Fascinating . . . packed with technical and historical detail for the space expert and enthusiast alike . . . Great stuff!--New Scientist
-In this exceptional book, James Harford pieces together a most compelling and well-written tale. . . . Must reading.--Space News.
-Through masterful research and an engaging narrative style, James Harford gives the world its first in-depth look at the man who should rightly be called the father of the Soviet space program.--Norman R. Augustine, CEO, Lockheed Martin.
-In Korolev, James Harford has written a masterly biography of this enigmatic 'Chief Designer' whose role the Soviets kept secret for fear that Western agents might 'get at' him.--Daily Telegraph.
-Harford's fluency in Russian and his intimate knowledge of space technology give us insights that few, if any, Americans and Russians have had into this dark history of Soviet space.--Dr. Herbert Friedman, Chief Scientist, Hulburt Center for Space Research Naval Research Laboratory.
-Reveals the complex, driven personality of a man who, despite unjust imprisonment in the Gulag, toiled tirelessly for the Soviet military industrial complex. . . . More than just a biography, this is also a history of the Soviet space program at the height of the Cold War. . . . Highly recommended.--Library Journal.
-For decades the identity of the Russian Chief Designer who shocked the world with the launching of the first Sputnik was one of the Soviet Union's best-kept secrets. This book tells vividly the story of that man, Sergei Korolev, in remarkable detail, with many facts and anecdotes previously unavailable to the West.--Sergei Khrushchev, Visiting Senior Fellow, Center for Foreign Policy Development.show more