Join author and bookseller (Malaprops Books/Cafe, Asheville, NC) Amy Cherrix for a discussion of her new YA non fiction book, In the Shadow of the Moon: America, Russia, and the Hidden History of the Space Race. Amy will be in conversation with bestselling author (The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue) and TKE bookseller, Mackenzi Lee.
This free, virtual event will take place on Crowdcast and you must register here to participate. Order your copy of In the Shadow of the Moon from The King’s English Bookshop and receive an autographed bookplate, while supplies last. Autographed copies of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue are also available. We can only ship books within the US.
You’ve heard of the space race, but do you know the whole story?
The most ambitious race humankind has ever undertaken was masterminded in the shadows by two engineers on opposite sides of the Cold War—Wernher von Braun, a former Nazi officer living in the US, and Sergei Korolev, a Russian rocket designer once jailed for crimes against his country—and your textbooks probably never told you.
Von Braun became an American hero, recognized the world over, while Korolev toiled in obscurity. These two brilliant rocketeers never met, but together they shaped the science of spaceflight and redefined modern warfare. From Stalin’s brutal Gulag prisons and Hitler’s concentration camps to Cape Canaveral and beyond, their simultaneous quests pushed science—and human ingenuity—to the breaking point.