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Cavaliers of the Gold Stars Nikolay Babaev, Yuriy Ustinov.
C. 2001, Moscow. Russian text, hard cover with d/j, 470 pp, hundreds of b/w photos. Big 9"x11" format.

This book contains biographies of all twenty-three recipients of 3 or more Hero Stars, either Gold Stars of Hero of the Soviet Union or Gold Hammer and Sickle Stars of Hero of Socialist Labor.

Naturally, the list includes some of the most distinguished personalities in Soviet history: political leaders (Kruschev, Brezhnev, Chernenko, Ustinov), prominent scientists (Kurchatov, Sakharov, Zeldovich), famous aircraft designers (Tupolev, Il'yushin), top fighter aces (Pokryshkin, Kozhedub) and highest military commanders (Zhukov, Voroshilov, Budyonnyi).

Illustrated with extremely interesting archival photos, most of them previously unpublished.

Item# 10964

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