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Sputnik: The Shock of the Century: Audio Book

by:
Paul Dickson (Author)

ISBN: 1-60031-024-9 ©2007
Price: $33.95
Category/Subject: AUDIO BOOKS
Audio Book

Prior to October 4, 1957, the United States enjoyed a state of well-being and comfort as the world's leader in technology, particularaly regarding the venture into space. That assuredness was shattered that night by the tiny beeping sounding eminating from outer space; as the feared Soviet Union launched Earth's first space satelite. In shock and fear, the entire world looked up at at the sky as if impending doom was nearing, and the United States embarked on an urgent path of technological growth that shaped the future of the world. 9-CDs; Run Time: 10 hrs, 59 Mins, 16 Secs

Abstract:
On October 4, 1957, as Leave It to Beaver premiered on American television, the Soviet Union launched the space age. Sputnik, all of 184 pounds with only a radio transmitter inside its highly polished shell, became the first man-made object in space; while it immediately shocked the world, its long-term impact was even greater, for it profoundly changed the shape of the twentieth century. Washington journalist Paul Dickson chronicles the dramatic events and developments leading up to and emanating from Sputnik's launch. Supported by groundbreaking, original research and many recently declassified documents

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