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Road to the Stars

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The autobiography of the first cosmonaut.
Paperback, 197 pages
Published March 4th 2002 by University Press of the Pacific (first published 1962)
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Marko K.
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Knjiga koja će biti interesatntna isključivo ljudima koji su zainteresovani za život prvog čoveka u svemiru i kako je sve to izgledalo. Žao mi je što je napisana kao školski sastav; Gagarinov život je bio dosta zanimljiv a nije ga baš takvim predstavio, mada opet, s druge strane, Gagarin nije pisac i nema potrebe očekivati vrhunsku književnost. Okej knjiga, informativna, ali ništa više od toga.
Amanda
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
I am captivated by the story of Yuri Gagarin, the first human to orbit Earth. I had first read of him in the biography Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin. Road to the Stars is an autobiography and, I'm not sure if it is due to the translation, or if Yuri Gagarin was such a charming storyteller that he was able to convey such a tender and touching recount of his life, but this book was such a beautiful story. To be able to glimpse into Gagarin's life through his eyes and memorie ...more
Giada
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was probably around 6 or 7 years-old. My mother brought me to an exhibition that was travelling through Italy and just recently arrived in my hometown, Padua.
For those who don't know Padua, it is a small and ancient town, with medieval architectures spreaded in its tiny but fancy city centre, but for me it has always been THE city, MY city, for knowledge and research, at least after I visited the above-mentioned exhibition: in the Specola, a nice ancient tower that arises in the beating hearth
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Kristen
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’ve never read a book by a *man* that spoke of such friendship and community. At every turn, Gagarin mentions another family member or friend or advisor that helped him study or learn or took him in or inspired him in some way. And what a world he comes from—one where all the students at school are funded and fed and even have money to go to the opera! Though at a much higher latitude, the world Gagarin describes is one vastly warmer than the bleak landscape of the contemporary US, for example. ...more
Davide
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
L'autobiografia in cui Jurij Gagarin, il primo cosmonauta, racconta della sua vita - dalla tenera infanzia fino all'impresa cosmica - è la storia di un amore profondo per la propria Patria, la propria famiglia, per il Cielo. Toccanti sono le pagine in cui Gagarin racconta il periodo della "Grande Guerra Patriottica", la nostra Seconda Guerra Mondiale, in cui, bambino, sogna i grandi viaggi cosmici e il trionfo della Pace sull'invasore nazista.
Ciò che di certo rimane dalla lettura di questo brev
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Biljana
12. aprila 1960. godine, Jurij Gagarin postao je prvi čovjek koji je poletio u svemir, u letilici Vostok. Ovaj let trajao je 108 minuta, nakon čega se Gagarin bezbjedno prizemljio i ispisao važnu stranicu u istoriji istraživanja svemira.

A njegov poduhvat, koliko god to nevjerovatno danas zvučalo, imao je više odjeka u političkom svijetu tadašnjeg Sovjetskog Saveza, Komunističke partije i drugih komunističkih država tog doba.

Prvi put objavljena 1962. godine, knjiga ''Put do zvezda'' napisana je u
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Sofija
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021
Veoma zanimljiva autobiografija Jurija Gagarina koja prati njegov život od najranijeg detinjstva, preko raznih završenih škola, do obuke za kosmonauta, leta u svemir, sve do putovanja po svetu nakon sletanja.

Znam da mnogi kritikuju način na koji je ova knjiga napisana, ali upravo to je meni dalo autentičnost i svidelo mi se što zvuči kao "običan čovek" koji je pisao dnevnik.

Iznenadila me je njegova opsednutost i posvećenost politici, Lenjinu, SS i zemlji. Smatrao je da je običan čovek i da sve
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Richard Thompson
The writing quality of this book is nil. It is pedestrian and plodding. No doubt it was ghost-written by a reliable party hack and was heavliy edited by the Soviet censors, though I think that Gagarin was truly a Russian patriot and committed communist so I doubt that he had to have to have his arm twisted to accept the suggestions of the censors.

But notwithstanding some of the occasionally irksome and ironic language where Gagarin toes the party line and extols the bright future of communism, h
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Paul Mamani
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Four days after Yuri Gagarin returned from his flight, the Soviet government held a press conference during which he addressed his country and the world. The speech, and his introduction by Soviet scientist A.N. Nesmeyanov were faithfully recorded by a NASA translator. We present an excerpt of the intro and all of Gagarin's speech below

A.N. Nesmeyanov: "Everything is symbolic in this achievement. The fact that the first cosmonaut is a Soviet citizen, the fact that the first cosmic spaceship carr
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violacea
Conoscevo poco o nulla della storia di Gagarin, ma poco tempo fa mi è capitato di organizzare una rassegna cinematografica a tema Spazio. Gagarin, primo nello spazio era uno dei film e mi ha colpita tantissimo, un po' perché non ho molta cognizione di causa sulla Russia, la letteratura russa non è il mio forte e a parte qualche film ho solo qualche nozione di base storica, un po' perché Gagarin era una persona determinatissima, con un grande cuore, un eroe umano.
Il libro ti porta a conoscerlo an
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Griffinbibliophile
ᴘᴜᴛ ᴅᴏ ᴢᴠᴇᴢᴅᴀ - ᴊᴜʀɪᴊ ɢᴀɢʀɪɴ

12. ᴀᴘʀɪʟ 1961. ɢᴏᴅɪɴᴇ

Datum koji je ušao u istoriju čovečanstva i zauvek promenio istu. Tog dvanaestog aprila ljudi širom sveta pomno su pratili prvi odlazak čoveka u svemir.
Tehnologija, naučna istraživanja, pripreme i ispitivanja, koja su godinama trajala, ugledala su svetlost dana.

Knjiga napisana šezdesetih godina prošlog veka, koja opisuje život prvog kosmonauta, Jurija Gagrina.

Čovek koji nikada nije napustio granice svoje zemlje, odleteo je u svemir i tim podvigo
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Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (Russian: Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин, IPA: [ˈjʉrʲɪj ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ ɡɐˈɡarʲɪn]; 9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961.

Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of
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