The Race to Space

Clive Gifford
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In an epic race to space that pitted the US against the USSR, what gave America the edge it needed to make it to the moon first? Now, over 50 years since the first Moon landing, explore the rivalry that captivated the whole world with this riveting and richly colorful book.
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You may be an expert on the moon landing, Apollo 11, and Buzz Aldrin’s famous quote, but what about everything leading up to it? In The Race to Space, dive deeper by understanding the history, politics, technological advancements, and international rivalry that pushed the United States to be the first to plant its national flag on the Moon.

Now, over 50 years since the first Moon landing, you can be transported back in time with mid century-style illustrations and engaging text that will make you feel as though you’re right in the thick of the action on both sides of the mad dash to the finish line. Readers also get a peek at how the achievements of the space race benefit us today, as well as how the space agencies of both the US and Russia now work together.

Full color pages, stylized illustrations, and easily digestible text create an aesthetically pleasing format that captures the curiosity of intelligent youth and adults alike. This book is sure to round out your understanding of how we made it to the Moon!

Author: Clive Gifford
Size: 8.6" x 11.9"
Pages: 64
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