CHALLENGE TO APOLLO, by Asif A. Siddiqi - 2000 [Signed]


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CHALLENGE TO APOLLO Soviet Union Space Race Signed: Siddiqi to Harford Scarce DJ

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Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union and the Space Race, 1945-1974

by Asif A. Siddiqi

The author covers Stalin and the rocket, Sputnik, space politics, final lap to the moon and much more. Includes many B&W illustrations. Dust Jacket features a color illustration of a rocket on liftoff. 1011 pages. 7.25 X 10 inches

Very good copy with a scarce unique inscription. Inscribed and signed on upper right of title page: "To Jim Harford with best wishes Asif A Siddiqi 8/24/00" Harford was the executive director of both the American Rocket Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. A copy of an email written by Harford is tucked into the text.

Publishing Info: NASA, Washington DC. 2000

Hardback is overall in GOOD+ condition, with a VERY GOOD DJ.

  • ISBN: 9781780393018
  • Black cloth boards are in excellent condition with bright, intact gilt.
  • Corners and spine ends are firm.
  • Interior is free of marginalia and highlighting.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Lower outside corner of the first 100 pages is notably water damaged with some wrinkling. This fades over the next 100 pages or so.
  • Text block edges are a little dusty.
  • DJ shows very light scuffing to finish on front with a scratch to the back finish.
  • DJ exhibits light edgewear.
  • Front flap of DJ has small stain to head, and gentle bump to book corner.
  • CR20150729

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Binding: Hardcover w/Jacket
Subject: History
Topic: Space Program
Year Printed: 20000000
Special Attributes: Signed
Origin: American
Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
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