This great read truly sounds like Gagarin could have written this himself. It captures the spirit of the first spacefarer well, in the middle of a gripping story that had me wondering until the very last page. A great book!
- Francis French, author, In the Shadow of the Moon
Brennan does an amazing job of sharing the history of the world's first human spaceflight, presented here in the context of a fictional second flight for Yuri Gagarin. The actual history is informative, the fictional story is compelling, and Brennan tells the tale in an imminently readable first-person narrative that is utterly believable. Well worth the read.
- David Hitt, author, Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story
Really wonderfully written, evocative, and original in its approach to "humanize" not only the space program but the Soviet side of the race.
- Dr. Asif Siddiqi, Ph.D., author, The Red Rockets' Glare, Sputnik and the Soviet Space Challenge and The Soviet Space Race with Apollo