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The Resource Starman : the truth behind the legend of Yuri Gagarin, Jamie Doran and Piers Bizony

Starman : the truth behind the legend of Yuri Gagarin, Jamie Doran and Piers Bizony

Label
Starman : the truth behind the legend of Yuri Gagarin
Title
Starman
Title remainder
the truth behind the legend of Yuri Gagarin
Statement of responsibility
Jamie Doran and Piers Bizony
Title variation
Star man
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person to venture into space, gaining worldwide fame in a quick 108-minute journey. Starman tells for the first time Gagarin's personal odyssey from peasant to international icon, his disintegration under the pressure of fame, and his final disillusionment with the USSR. Before President Kennedy had put an American on the moon, Gagarin himself was dead, killed at age thirty-four in a mysterious air crash. Publicly mourned, his death was privately met with relief by the Soviet hierarchy, and the KGB report into his death remains secret. Entwined with Gagarin's history is that of the breathtaking and highly secretive Russian space program. Starman looks behind the scenes of the first great space spectacular, and reveals how it came frighteningly close to destruction--P. [4] of cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ROC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doran, Jamie
Dewey number
  • 629.45/0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.85.G3
LC item number
D67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bizony, Piers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gagarin, Yuri Alekseyevich
  • Astronauts
  • Astronautics
  • Manned space flight
Label
Starman : the truth behind the legend of Yuri Gagarin, Jamie Doran and Piers Bizony
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Bloomsbury, 1998
Bar code
31223096296034
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Farmboy -- Recruitment -- The chief designer -- Preparation -- Pre-flight -- 108 minutes -- Coming home -- The Space Race -- The Foros incident -- Back to work -- Falling to Earth -- Wreckage
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
252 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802779502
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • 711758313
  • (OCoLC)711758313
Label
Starman : the truth behind the legend of Yuri Gagarin, Jamie Doran and Piers Bizony
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Bloomsbury, 1998
Bar code
31223096296034
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Farmboy -- Recruitment -- The chief designer -- Preparation -- Pre-flight -- 108 minutes -- Coming home -- The Space Race -- The Foros incident -- Back to work -- Falling to Earth -- Wreckage
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
252 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802779502
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • 711758313
  • (OCoLC)711758313

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