Who Really Won the Space Race?: Uncovering the Conspiracy That Kept America Second to the Russians (Conspiracy Books)

Who Really Won the Space Race Uncovering the Conspiracy That Kept America Second to the Russians Conspiracy Books None

  • Title: Who Really Won the Space Race?: Uncovering the Conspiracy That Kept America Second to the Russians (Conspiracy Books)
  • Author: Thom Burnett
  • ISBN: 9781843402909
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. A fuller version of this review if on my blog at diplomatist2/20The first thing to say about this book is that it's not some loony conspiracy theory. I don't normally have to start reviews saying that, but at first glance the signs aren't favourable: there's the publisher (an imprint of Collins and Brown); the racy title and the fact that Thom Burnett 'Is a pseudonym for one of Britain's leading experts on security and military matters. Having served with UK Special Forces in the 1990s, he is no [...]

    2. This book looks at the history of the "Space Race" between America and the Soviet Union, and asserts that America could have put a satellite into orbit a year before the Russians.At the end of World War II, America and the Soviets were racing around Germany, gathering up as many German V-2 rocket parts, engineering drawings and scientists as they could find. This was to be done before the zones of control in Germany, agreed at Yalta, came into effect. The German scientists were more interested i [...]

    3. This was an insightful read about the dynamics of the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. It is well-researched and an entertaining read. However, it did not comply with the standards of the Chicago Manual of Style (which made for some clumsiness, especially in the use of military ranks) and other than a short bibliography at the end of the volume, there were not citations for reference. This took away from the enjoyment because of the lack of verifiable facts. Prominently [...]

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