Synopses & Reviews
This New Ocean is a masterful major history of the space age, beautifully written, with exciting ideas and concepts, told by a man who has spent most of his adult life studying the field. The book explores a world that, until the middle of this century, he was only able to look at from a great distance.
Burrows's several research trips to Russia have yielded a great deal of new information about the Soviet space programs, and he is the first to document the internecine warfare between the designers and their bureaus -- and the destructive polices that this system imposed, which finally caused the program to collapse. This New Ocean is the first literate, comprehensive, international narrative of the exploration of space.
About the Author
William E. Burrows has reported on aviation and space for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He has had articles in The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Affairs, The Sciences, and other publications and is a contributing editor for Air & Space/Smithsonian. He is also the author of seven previous books, including Deep Black, the award-winning classic work on spying from space.
Mr. Burrows is a professor of journalism at New York University and the founder and director of its graduate
Science and Environmental Reporting Program.