- The Shock of the Century
- Narrated by: Jerry Carrier
- Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-10-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Spoken Books Publishing
By shedding new light on a pivotal era, Paul Dickson expands our knowledge of the world we now inhabit, and reminds us that the story of Sputnik goes far beyond technology and the beginning of the space age, and that its implications are still being felt today.
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By Stephen on 12-11-07
Out of this world
This is an excellent accounting of the effects of Sputnik on sciene and politics. It does not have much technical information but rather focuses on how Sputnik penetrated the minds and hearts of americans. The accounting also describes the 40'', 50's and 60's which provides a nce walk down memory lane of those times.
If you remember bomb shelters, the cold war and Krushchev banging his shoe at the UN, you will enjoy this fascintating story.
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By Dominic Vogt on 17-12-07
This is an invaluable key to understand te world we live in and the amazing technology changes over the past 50 years
1 of 1 people found this review helpful