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Free download ✓ First Cosmic Velocity 109 ↠ A stunningly imaginative novel about the Cold War the Russian space program and the amazing fraud that pulled the wool over the eyes of the worldIt's 1964 in the USSR and unbeknownst even to Premier Khrushchev himself the Soviet space program is a sham Well half a sham While the program has The biggest lie of all is about to unravelBecause there are no twins leftCombining history and fiction the real and the mystical First Cosmic Velocity is the story of Leonid the last of the twins Taken in 1950 from a life of poverty in Ukraine to the training grounds in Russia the Leonids were given one name and one identity but divergent fates Now one Leonid has launched to certain death or so one might think and the other is sent on a press tour under the watchful eye of Ignatius the government age. First Cosmic Velocity is a sort of alternate history of the beginning of space flight in the USSR It was the first book I read that was recommended by the Book Riot TBR service having given them suggestions of historical fiction that wasn't World War II and an interest in Russiathe Soviet Union I liked it but didn't uite love itThe idea of the alternate history was interesting but I never felt like the characters were real They were flat and not very believable even as semi brainwashed cosmonauts I liked reading it but I wasn't clamoring to pick it up This definitely felt like a book that was all about the concept without the depth I really wanted In addition to being an alternate history there were definitely some elements that reuired a huge suspension of disbelief like view spoilerLeonid being able to survive weeks with no water or the Leonids Kasha 1 and their grandmother surviving on almost no food hide spoiler

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A stunningly imaginative novel about the Cold War the Russian space program and the amazing fraud that pulled the wool over the eyes of the worldIt's 1964 in the USSR and unbeknownst even to Premier Khrushchev himself the Soviet space program is a sham Well half a sham While the program has successfully launched five capsules into space the Chief Designer and his team have never successfully brought one back to earth To disguise this they've used twins But in a nation built on secrets and propaganda. I received a free copy of this e book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThe idea of the Phantom Cosmonauts and the secret flight of Vladimir Ilyushin has always intrigued me The author puts his own spin on these rumors in First Cosmic Velocity In this novel the Soviet Union starts launching cosmonauts before they have the capability to bring them home safely just like they did with Laika To keep the rest of the world from knowing that they are deliberately killing cosmonauts they use twins one stays on earth for the publicity while one flies the fatal mission Each of the characters you meet here seems to be working under their own special type of delusion I really enjoyed getting into the heads of the various players both big and smallIn the novel you get a good feel for just how haphazard the Soviet space program was at times The Soviets were believed to be way ahead of the US in the early days of the space race but that was essentially an illusion Most of the firsts the Soviets achieved were essentially pure dumb luck The author does a good job of giving you a sense of that in this novelview spoilerThe author also gives you fictionalized accounts of the Nedelin disaster and the Bondarenko fire I was uite pleased the author included them in this story These true but long covered up events only gives credence to the idea that the Soviet Union would have taken great lengths to cover up failures hide spoiler

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First Cosmic VelocityNt who knows too much but gives away little And while Leonid battles his increasing doubts about their deceitful project the Chief Designer must scramble to perfect a working spacecraft especially when Khrushchev nominates his high strung suirrel like dog for the first canine missionBy turns grim and whimsical fatalistic and deeply hopeful First Cosmic Velocity is a sweeping novel of the heights of mankind's accomplishments the depths of its folly and the people and canines with whom we create family. It’s the height of the Space Race and in the Soviet Union they’re hiding a secret The cosmonauts who are returning to earth as heroes aren’t the same people who were sent into outer space Russian Literature meets Capricorn One and you know what it works