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Eisman, Gene

Works: 3 works in 9 publications in 2 languages and 832 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TL788.5, 629.409046
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Most widely held works by Gene Eisman
Epic rivalry : the inside story of the Soviet and American space race by Von Hardesty( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the epic race to the moon between the United States and the Soviet Union, discussing both countries' space exploration programs, the scientists and political leaders involved, and the key achievements and disasters of both
Istorii︠a︡ kosmicheskogo sopernichestva SSSR i SShA by Von Hardesty( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epic rivalry inside the soviet and american space race by Gene Eisman( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in 1969, they personified an almost unimaginable feat'the incredibly complex task of sending humans safely to another celestial body. This extraordinary odyssey, which grew from the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, was galvanized by the Sputnik launch in 1957. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Sputnik, National Geographic recaptures this gripping moment in the human experience with a lively and compelling new account. Written by Smithsonian curator Von Hardesty and researcher Gene Eisman, Epic Rivalry tells the story from both the American and the Russian points of view, and shows how each space-faring nation played a vital role in stimulating the work of the other. Scores of rare, unpublished, and powerful photographs recall the urgency and technical creativity of both nations' efforts. The authors recreate in vivid detail the "parallel universes" of the two space exploration programs, with visionaries Wernher von Braun and Sergei Korolev and political leaders John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev at the epicenters. The conflict between countries, and the tense drama of their independent progress, unfolds in vivid prose. Approaching its subject from a uniquely balanced perspective, this important new narrative chronicles the epic race to the moon and back as it has never been told before'and captures the interest of casual browsers and science, space, and history enthusiasts alike
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.00 for Epic rival ... to 1.00 for Istorii︠a︡ ...)
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Alternative Names
Aĭsman, Dzhin
Айсман, Джин
English (8)
Russian (1)