Basic Books, (1985)
Chronicles the political history of the space race, from its nineteenth-century beginnings with the rocketry pioneers to the Cold War competition, in which space became another area embraced by the U.S. and U.S.S.R.
LibraryThing member tungsten_peerts
By no means light reading, this book is a superb, careful look at a complex time. The devil is in the details.