Matthew Brzezinski, "Red Moon Rising: Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries that Ignited the Space Age"
English | 2007 | ISBN: 080508147X | 336 pages | PDF | 5,5 MB
Starred Review. The writing is fast-paced and crisp, the stakes high and the tension palpable from the first pages of this high-flying account of the early days of the space race between the U.S. and U.S.S.R., a race ignited by the Soviet launch of the first satellite, Sputnik, in 1957. Brzezinski (Fortress America), a contributor to the New York Times Magazine, says this battle for military and technological control of space, part of the larger Cold War, had lasting consequences.