If you only listened to the audiobook, you didn’t get the links and footnotes that are part of the Further Reading section of the novel. Here they are.
The OSS section on the CIA website.
Wernher von Brauns’s Ferry Rocket concept from the pages of Collier’s magazine.
The most amazing read on the Soviet space program in the NASA Archive. Asif A. Siddiqi, Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union and the Space Race, 1945–1974 (NASA SP-2000-4408, 2000). Part 1. Part 2.
The Sputnik Issue of Life Magazine from Oct. 21, 1957.
A summary of the “Russian Roswell” episode of the UFO Files.
Russian space dogs. And the Wikipedia version with different pictures.
The book about Stalin and his messed up entourage: Simon Sebag Montefiore, The Court of the Red Tsar (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007).
Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (New York: William Morrow, 2016).
Nathalia Holt, Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars (New York: Little, Brown, 2016).
The Titan 1 rocket explosion at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
The 1896 paper on global warming by Svante Arrhenius.
Ice core research by Willi Dansgaard.
The Guardian: European colonization of Americas killed so many it cooled Earth’s climate.
Akkadian dictionary. (search for kibsu 🙂 )
The passenger manifest on the real boat Sarah and Mia took to America.
The entry for Varkida (the Amazon) at Palaeolexicon.