Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin

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On April 12 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human in history to leave the Earth's atmosphere and venture into space. An icon of the 20th century, he also became a danger to himself, a threat to the Soviet state and, at the age of 34, he was killed in a plane accident. Based on KGB files, restricted documents from Russian space authorities, and interviews with his friends and colleagues, this biography of the Russian cosmonaut reveals a man in turmoil: torn apart by powerful political and emotional pressures; his private ...

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Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin
2011, Walker & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9780802779502

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Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin
1999, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9780747542674

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