We can’t help it, but each time we see one of Nobrow’s Concertina publications we inevitably fall in love with it. The latest in the Leporello series is about that world-supremacy period in which the former USSR and the USA competed for something else than demonstrating their scientific power.
We all know how it all ended, and maybe the “Space Race” series should sooner or later be updated with the ESA and the Chinese National space agency new adventures, but for those of you willing to know how it all started Tom Clohosy Cole’s book is a great introduction.
Probably the most significant phase of the Cold War, Space Race covers the USSR’s early triumphs of space exploration on one side and the USA’s race to the moon on the other, everything illustrated with a fact sheet detailing important breakthroughs in space travel on both sides of the Iron Curtain between 1957 and 1975. £10 for this little piece of illustrated history, and it all happens this way.