- By Jed Mercurio Wesley Robins

Ascent

  • Title: Ascent
  • Author: Jed Mercurio Wesley Robins
  • ISBN: 9780224090797
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ascent Yefgenii Yeremin is a flyer and he is a phantom In the Korean War he is the legendary ace dubbed Ivan the Terrible shooting down American jets than any other pilot in history But the Soviet Union s

    Yefgenii Yeremin is a flyer and he is a phantom.In the Korean War, he is the legendary ace dubbed Ivan the Terrible , shooting down American jets than any other pilot in history But the Soviet Union s involvement in Korea must be kept secret, so Yefgenii is exiled to a remote Arctic base, his name unknown, his victories uncelebrated.Years later, and long forgotten,Yefgenii Yeremin is a flyer and he is a phantom.In the Korean War, he is the legendary ace dubbed Ivan the Terrible , shooting down American jets than any other pilot in history But the Soviet Union s involvement in Korea must be kept secret, so Yefgenii is exiled to a remote Arctic base, his name unknown, his victories uncelebrated.Years later, and long forgotten, Yefgenii Yeremin is called upon one final time With America about to launch Apollo 11, he is sent on the most perilous mission of all At last he has his chance to write his name into the history booksAscent is an exhilarating story, beautifully rendered, and a thrilling new addition to the Cape graphic novel list.

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    1. This is an intriguing books I will honestly admit I had never heard of before - another find on my many trips through charity shops looking for something different to read. The book itself I believe is based on the novel of the same name and has had high praise indeed - to be honest after reading the graphic novel rendition I am very interested in reading it myself.But what of the book - well apart from what is written in the introduction to this book (yes I don't give spoilers) the story pretty [...]

    2. Based on the excellent novel this is beautifully illustrated graphic novel of the same story, obviously much abridged.I really like this story because it could of actually happened given how secret the Soviet authorities were. It is a story told in 3 parts of Yefgenii Yeremin life - orphanage. fighter pilot hero, doomed cosmonaut. All three are superbly but the best is the third part in space. Think of Apollo 13 or Gravity and you will get an idea of the adventure. This graphic novel cleverly fo [...]

    3. I loved the conceit of this novel: a Soviet pilot - an Ace of Aces who flew a clandestine war in Korea, and therefore cannot receive the fame (infamy?) that he so craves - is offered another mission, as clandestine as the war he fought. Really nicely put together and certainly thought-provoking about a man's achievements and reputation (and desire for the same).

    4. The terribly sad story of a man forced by circumstances beyond his control to be a hero, and never acknowledged.

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