The Cosmonaut Who Couldn't Stop Smiling: The Life and Legend of Yuri Gagarin

The Cosmonaut Who Couldn't Stop Smiling: The Life and Legend of Yuri Gagarin

by Andrew L. Jenks

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780875806990
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Edition description: 1, New in paperback
Pages: 323
Sales rank: 686,982
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Andrew L. Jenks is associate professor of history at California State University, Long Beach, and the author of The Perils of Progress: Environmental Disasters in the Twentieth Century and Russia in a Box: Art and Identity in an Age of Revolution.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

1 Yuri Gagarin and the Many Faces of Modern Russia 3

2 A Victor's Congress Baby 27

3 The industrial Boys 51

4 The Chief Designer 92

5 The Flight that Launched a Thousand Rumors 123

6 Exegesis 151

7 Homo Sovieticus 174

8 Sacred Lies, Profane Truths 225

9 Landscapes of Russianness, 1991-2011 255

Notes 279

Index 313

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