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The Cosmonaut Who Couldn't Stop Smiling

The Life and Legend of Yuri Gagarin

The Cosmonaut Who Couldn't Stop Smiling( )
Author: Jenks, Andrew L.
ISBN:978-0-87580-447-7
Publication Date:Apr 2012
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $87.00
Book Description:

"Let's go!" With that, the boyish, grinning Yuri Gagarin launched into space on April 12, 1961, becoming the first human being to exit Earth's orbit. The twenty-seven-year-old lieutenant colonel departed for the stars from within the shadowy world of the Soviet military-industrial complex. Barbed wires, no-entry placards, armed guards, false identities, mendacious maps, and a myriad of secret signs had hidden Gagarin from prying outsiders--not even his friends or family knew...
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Book Details
Pages:318
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
History / Russia & The Former Soviet Union
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.9 x 23.5 x 2.926 cm
Book Weight:0.63 Kilograms



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