/ Lead title From the author of 'Seven Wonders of the Industrial World', the paperback edition of the TV tie-in charting the shocking but true story behind the space race -- and the ruthless, brilliant scientists who fuelled it. / One of the greatest stories in 20th century history -- recounting the shocking, true and exhilarating race to conquer space. / The paperback tie-in for 'Space Race', by award winning documentary maker Deborah Cadbury. / 'Seven Wonders of the Industrial World' sold over 23,000 copies in hardback. / The series has been nominated for a Royal Television Society award and is set to repeat endlessly on broadband, UK TV and terrestrial over the next couple of years.
Deborah Cadbury is the award-winning TV science producer for the BBC, including Horizon for which she won an Emmy. She is also the highly- acclaimed author of `The Feminisation of Nature' and `The Dinosaur Hunters'.
'Lucid, pacy and readable.' Bryan Appleyard, New Statesman 'This fascinating book illuminates the complex relations between Germany, America and Russia during the space race of the Cold War years!'The Space Race' is much sharper than the usual television tie-in ! Heroes, villains and victims populate this gripping story.' Maggie Gee, Daily Telegraph Praise for Deborah Cadbury: 'The Lost King of France': 'This is history as it should be. It is stunningly written, I could not put it down. This is the best account of the French Revolution I have ever read.' Alison Weir 'The Dinosaur Hunters': 'Beautifully structured and sympathetically narrated, Cadbury's book benefits from having a subject that successfully brings together science, suspense and sentiment. Something for everyone, then.' Miranda Seymour, Sunday Times