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"Escaping the Bonds of Earth is a comprehensive account of human space exploration, from the early planning phases in the late fifties … . The book describes the space rivalry not only between the two opposing nations, but also within the US space program itself. … Escaping the Bonds of Earth is not only enjoyable and educational to read, but would be a great addition to anyone’s space exploration library. … quality of this work would make it an excellent text for many history courses." (Stephen Adamczyk, National Space Society, September, 2009)
“There are countless space buffs in the world, but writer Evans … stands out for his detailed historical account of the first decade of the space age. … The text is liberally illustrated with photos and carefully referenced. … This book is a must have for any space aficionado. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels of readership.” (T. D. Oswalt, Choice, Vol. 47 (5), January, 2010)