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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:978-0-87580-699-0
Publication Date:Nov 2013
Publisher:Cornell University Press
Imprint:Northern Illinois University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.95
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:322
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.967 x 8.892 x 0.717 Inches
Book Weight:1.003 Pounds



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