[FPSPACE] "Energiya-Buran: The Soviet Space Shuttle" by Hendrickx and Vis

Keith Gottschalk kgottschalk at uwc.ac.za
Thu Sep 20 10:13:11 EDT 2007


    apologies that my previous email was blank. My 3rd world university
network was being naughty yesterday. Let's try again.

> this is a magnificent book, one of the best books on the history 
>of the Soviet space program published in any language anywhere.
> a tremendous job of sifting through an enormous 
>amount of information (much of it contradictory) 
>[.....] amazing 
>sleuthing skills in ferreting through a massive amount of 
>information, almost of all it in the Russian language
> [.....] a wonderful job of explaining 
>the Byzantine Soviet space industry [.....]
>I highly recommend this book. This book works both as a reference 
>source and as a good read. It will be a gold standard for future 
>histories of the Soviet space program

       Coming from Asif Siddiqi, this, especially the last sentence, is
the highest praise imaginable on planet Earth!

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