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cspg
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posted 09-27-2011 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gagarin in Britain
by Piers Bizony, Chris Riley, Vix Southgate, Svetlana Boym
This is the story of the first man ever to leave earth’s orbit, and of the cultural and scientific innovations that lay behind his achievements.

Little known in the West, the history of the early Soviet space programme is told here through a selection of photographs and drawings, many never published before.

They illustrate the life story of a man from modest beginnings who became the most famous face on the planet; and of the political and diplomatic hand-wringing that went on during his visit to Britain, when his huge popularity caused the British Government to overturn caution and provide him with a hero’s welcome.

This title is published to accompany the unveiling of a statue of Gagarin on the Mall, London in July 2011, to mark the 50th Anniversary of Manned Space Flight.

There is also a small exhibition on the early Soviet Space Programme on view for two months at the British Council, Gagarin in Britain, 14 July - 14 September 2011.

  • Publisher: British Council (Available through Cornerhouse)
  • Softback, 160 pages, 30 colour, 103 b&w illustrations
  • ISBN 9780863556630

Paul23
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posted 09-27-2011 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was too late in finding out about the exhibition which was a shame as I had been into London a few times since it had started. Did anyone go and what was it like?

hinkler
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posted 10-10-2011 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone have a copy? Worth buying? Thanks for your help.

FFrench
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posted 10-10-2011 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't got it yet, but there is an audio review of it linked on this page.

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