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Starman by Jamie Doran
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Mar 22, 2011

it was amazing
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Read from May 06 to 13, 2011

Amazing! I've always been a little curious about Yuri Gagarin - the man who beat the US into the great beyond. He was just a poor farm boy who had a passion for airplanes and landed the opportunity of a lifetime - to become a cosmonaut. This book chronicles Yuri's journey from a childhood haunted by Nazi occupation to worldwide fame. Family stories, anecdotes from colleagues and friends, as well as information from former KGB officers make this book one of the most comprehensive and personal biographies I've ever come across. And yet, somehow, there is still so much secrecy surrounding Gagarin and the Soviets that we simply cannot confirm certain details - his death, for one.

Excellent book - a MUST read!
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