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A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957--The Space Race Begins
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date September 18, 2007
Pages 306
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743294317
ISBN-10 0743294319
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $26.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A high-energy account of the first year of the space race describes the dramatic rivalry between the U.S. and the Soviet Union and how it was marked by such contributing factors as UFO sightings, intelligence gathering, and fierce nationalism. 40,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Full of exploding rockets, political wrangling, interservice rivalries, space cowboys, American spies, UFO sightings, Florida boomtowns and space-themed beauty pageants, the years 1957 and 1958 were a time when the U.S. raced to match the Soviets in space and recover its pride. After having gone through archives and film footage and having interviewed many of the scientists, reporters, and others who were involved in the first year of the space race, D'Antonio brings to life all the people, places, and stories of a time when the U.S. went space-crazy and a flying monkey helped save the day. His book revives the early days of space with all the zaniness and urgency of the time.

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Hardcover
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from Simon & Schuster (September 18, 2007); titled "A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957--The Space Race Begins"
9780743294317 | details & prices | 306 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $26.00
About: An account of the first year of the space race describes the dramatic rivalry between the U.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (September 30, 2008); titled "A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957--the Space Race Begins"
9780743294324 | details & prices | 306 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.68 lbs | List price $19.99
About: A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey tells the remarkable story of America's first efforts to succeed in space, a time of exploding rockets, national space mania, Florida boomtowns, and interservice rivalries so fierce that President Dwight Eisenhower had to referee them.
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (October 1, 2007); titled "A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957--the Space Race Begins"
9781400105038 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $34.99
About: An account of the first year of the space race describes the dramatic rivalry between the U.
With Alan Sklar (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (October 1, 2007); titled "A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957--The Space Race Begins"
9781400155033 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $24.99
About: An account of the first year of the space race describes the dramatic rivalry between the U.

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