• The Space Race

  • A Captivating Guide to the Cold War Competition Between the United States and Soviet Union to Reach the Moon
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Space Race, then pay attention...

The Cold War is usually thought of in terms of fear, potential nuclear war, and espionage. While these were elements of the years between the end of World War II and the 1990s, the competition between the US and the USSR had some real benefits. Perhaps, the best and most impressive accomplishments during this time resulted from the Space Race.

In The Space Race: A Captivating Guide to the Cold War Competition Between the United States and Soviet Union to Reach the Moon, you will discover topics such as:

  • The End of World War II, the Fate of German Scientists, and the Future of an Unassuming Ukrainian
  • A Brief Overview of the Cold War Rivalry
  • A Grand Announcement: Both Nations Pledge to Launch Satellites
  • The USSR and USA Prepare Their Satellites and Their Sites
  • Russian Accomplishes Several Firsts with Sputnik 1, 2, and 3
  • Americans Play Catchup
  • Different Approaches to Getting the First Men in Space
  • The First Men in Space
  • JFK’s Resolve and Prediction of the Ultimate Win - Reaching the Moon
  • The Three Primary NASA Programs
  • The First Spacewalks
  • The First Successful Spacecraft Docking
  • Apollo 11 - One Small Step for Man
  • Those Who Gave Their Lives
  • The Long, Bumpy Road to Coordination
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about the Space Race, scroll up and click the "buy now" button!

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I was looking for something both interesting and informative - this determined to be exactly that. A unique & insightful listen.

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Detailed, clear, and evenhanded

The technical knowledge at the appropriate level affects the work, which is a necessary and essential digest for fans of the space exploration theme.

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I liked it!

Discover some aspects of the American space program, open to the public in many forms and ways, is so extraordinary as to get a broader and solid view of the Soviet space program, information-limited and not clear in the past.

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A Detailed Adventure

A lot on the American side is nothing recognized for serious American space history buffs, but a lot of the internal workings of the early Soviet space program is news to me. I'm sorry that the Soviets withdrew their lunar program because Leonov would have made an awesome Moonwalker.

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Very good guide!

I liked the back and forth of both men and how they remembered their time as space travelers. Good insight into how the American and Russian space programs were run.

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Excellent account

Gives insight into how the soviets saw the space race and how they planned to first to the moon. Personalizes their chief rocket designer with features that were not well known.

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very interesting.

The audiobook is a true history of the American and Russian race to the moon. Keeps your interest and learn a lot of what was not published, particularly about the Russians. The book goes back and forth between the two space programs each chapter and is very interesting.

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  • Hannelore Markey
  • 12-02-20

Live it so much

You see what it was like within the eyes of the men and women that lived it. If you are at all involved in our future in space you should know this book! And if you get a chance watch the documentary based on the book on the National Geographic Channel, also excellent!

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  • Valentina Rhee
  • 12-02-20

Good Book

This book is filled with little know facts regarding the Soviets. It was fascinating to learn about the infighting and problems the Soviets faced during the 1950s and 1960s.

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  • Janessa Applebaum
  • 12-02-20

Nice guide

This is a very well examined and pieced together book about the dynamics of the space race within the U.S and U.S.S.R. Includes good bibliographical sources.

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  • Christel Breland
  • 12-01-20

Just great

This is a very well done summary of the race to be the first to the moon that was such a major event of the Cold War 60s, The American side of this race has been told before, apparently better, in Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff, for example. But I got a lot about the Russian program from this book, including just how close they were to victory.

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  • Camelia Ruby
  • 12-01-20

A Captivating Guide to the Cold War

It's packed with history, architecture, and politics; everything is needed to provide a Space Race fan.

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  • Shirlene Korb
  • 12-01-20

The Space Race

The audiobook is interesting, with cliffhanger endings to chapters, and fills gaps in my knowledge. The story it tells is as riveting as any from history and, to my mind, even more, riveting given what was being achieved.