Books tagged: space race

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The Mouse That Roared Series Boxed Set (5 Books)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 257,420. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Classics
A five-book series chronicling the humorous adventures of Grand Fenwick — the tiny, backwards country that declared war on the United States, beat everyone in the Space Race to the moon, wreaked havoc on the stock market, and solved the world’s oil crisis. Plus a prequel about the country’s humble origins. The Mouse That Roared (Book 1) was made into a feature film in 1959 starring Peter Selle
The Mouse On The Moon (The Grand Fenwick Series, Book 2)
Series: Grand Fenwick, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,400. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Classics
A wonderfully funny sequel to The Mouse That Roared. The Duchy of Grand Fenwick, the world's smallest country, whose army of 20 longbow men defeated the United States in The Mouse that Roared is back again. While the Americans and the Soviets are racing to claim the moon, Grand Fenwick's famous physicist makes the perfect rocket fuel from the zingiest wine in the world and the SPACE RACE IS ON!
Left Brains for the Right Stuff: Computers, Space, and History
Price: $7.20 USD. Words: 118,130. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015 by SDP Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software development & engineering / systems analysis & design
What made the Space Race possible? What made it necessary? How close a race was it? And what did it achieve? The answers are connected in surprising ways. Left Brains for the Right Stuff briefly summarizes the history of three technologies-rockets, navigation, and computers-and recounts how they were woven into the rise and rivalry of superpowers in the twentieth century.
Titan Showdown
Series: Czarian Wars, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,850. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A disaster on Titan starts a chain of events that leads to the first space war and the possible collapse of the western world or worse the destruction of the entire surface of the Earth. Mark Garrette must prove his theories and perfect his discoveries in time to divert annihilation.
Ghosts of Engines Past
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,930. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Award winning steampunk from a master! Balloons were the only way to fly in 1840, and air safety standards were the stuff of science fiction... When you think about it, they had the skills and materials to build a steam engine in 1449...
Blazing the Sun: Three Part Edition (II)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,640. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Spaceship racing, love, adventure. This is Cameron Lambright's acclaimed fusion of hard science fiction and space opera, divided into three parts for easier digestion.
Blazing the Sun: Three Part Edition (I)
Price: Free! Words: 37,590. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Spaceship racing, love, adventure. This is Cameron Lambright's acclaimed fusion of hard science fiction and space opera, divided into three parts for easier digestion.
Blazing the Sun
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 113,490. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Spaceship racing, genetic engineering, religion. BLAZING THE SUN is Pacific Northwest author Cameron Lambright's acclaimed synthesis of hard science fiction and space opera.
The Insider: NASA’s Man at Baikonur (Second Edition)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,760. Language: American English. Published: June 25, 2014 by Star Publish LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » General
This story of American John Patrick Meehan (aka Tad Benson) is true. He spent 9 years in and out of the USSR during the Space Race, helping to keep Soviet cosmonauts alive. Meehan did his humanitarian work as a physician and scientist without recognition. It is now possible to reveal the name of “The Insider.” However, in order to disguise others, this book is a novel and not a history.
Sputnik The Soviet Challenge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Sputnik's launch put the United States scientific and military programs up against it. The U.S. Vanguard rockets began orbiting only months later. Yet there was a sense of urgency for the U.S. to catch up to its Cold War rival. U.S. Politicians, especially President Eisenhower, were pressured to step up testing of scientific and military rockets in order to bring the U.S. forward in the Space Age.