Red Moon

Red Moon[Reading] ➷ Red Moon By Michael Cassutt – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Red Moon is a modern historical novel, faithful in detail, about the other side of the Space Race It begins with a murder, and follows the story of a young man, Yuri Ribko, as he grows from engineerin Red Moon is a modern historical novel, faithful in detail, about the other side of the Space Race It begins with a murder, and follows the story of a young man, Yuri Ribko, as he grows from engineering student to Cosmonaut under the secret control of his KGB uncle This fascinating thriller takes the reader deep into the heart of the Soviet space program, its successes, and its heart breaking failures, and shows us the human face on the other side of the Iron Curtain. This is a book so vivid, engrossing, and believable, one can only lose oneself uneasily in it Cassutt s young protagonist is so sympathetically lifelike, there s really no one else you d want to go along with for this journey Towards the end, in particular, I was shivering It has a very good description of the Russian space program It is not a very good murder mystery. Here in America, we heard very little about the Soviet side of the Moon Race, especially once the Gemini program really got under way Or so it seemed to me as a small child Even so, my later reading about space exploration provided very little information on the Russian efforts to reach the moon This historical novel is an interesting and painless remedy to that gap in historical knowledge The main character has a Zelig like way of being in the right place at the right time in order to con Here in America, we heard very little about the Soviet side of the Moon Race, especially once the Gemini program really got under way Or so it seemed to me as a small child Even so, my later reading about space exploration provided very little information on the Russian efforts to reach the moon This historical novel is an interesting and painless remedy to that gap in historical knowledge The main character has a Zelig like way of being in the right place at the right time in order to continue relating the story And occasionally, the author s machinations to put him there are a little too apparent But apart from that, this is a fascinating and well researched look into the Soviet manned space program of the 1960s It has whet my appetite to look into some technical science history books for eveninformation booklist recommend

Hardcover  ✓ Red Moon eBook ¼
    Hardcover ✓ Red Moon eBook ¼ student to Cosmonaut under the secret control of his KGB uncle This fascinating thriller takes the reader deep into the heart of the Soviet space program, its successes, and its heart breaking failures, and shows us the human face on the other side of the Iron Curtain. This is a book so vivid, engrossing, and believable, one can only lose oneself uneasily in it Cassutt s young protagonist is so sympathetically lifelike, there s really no one else you d want to go along with for this journey Towards the end, in particular, I was shivering It has a very good description of the Russian space program It is not a very good murder mystery. Here in America, we heard very little about the Soviet side of the Moon Race, especially once the Gemini program really got under way Or so it seemed to me as a small child Even so, my later reading about space exploration provided very little information on the Russian efforts to reach the moon This historical novel is an interesting and painless remedy to that gap in historical knowledge The main character has a Zelig like way of being in the right place at the right time in order to con Here in America, we heard very little about the Soviet side of the Moon Race, especially once the Gemini program really got under way Or so it seemed to me as a small child Even so, my later reading about space exploration provided very little information on the Russian efforts to reach the moon This historical novel is an interesting and painless remedy to that gap in historical knowledge The main character has a Zelig like way of being in the right place at the right time in order to continue relating the story And occasionally, the author s machinations to put him there are a little too apparent But apart from that, this is a fascinating and well researched look into the Soviet manned space program of the 1960s It has whet my appetite to look into some technical science history books for eveninformation booklist recommend "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 380 pages
  • Red Moon
  • Michael Cassutt
  • English
  • 21 November 2017
  • 0312874405