A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957---The Space Race Begins
Publisher: Tantor Media
Date: October 2007
Duration: 10 hours 53 minutes
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael D'Antonio captures the wackiness of the first year of the space race as the Americans scrambled desperately to match the Soviets and President Eisenhower intervened to guarantee that the space program would not be run by the military.