STAFFORD'S ASTP CLASSROOM RUSSIAN MANUAL. Russian: Glossary of the Russian Basic Course. N.p.: Defense Language Institute, August 1970.
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STAFFORD'S ASTP CLASSROOM RUSSIAN MANUAL. Russian: Glossary of the Russian Basic Course. N.p.: Defense Language Institute, August 1970.
US$ 500 - 700
£300 - 420
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STAFFORD'S ASTP CLASSROOM RUSSIAN MANUAL.
Russian: Glossary of the Russian Basic Course. N.p.: Defense Language Institute, August 1970.
Upwards of 300 pp. 10 x 8 inches. Plastic comb-type binding. Together with Apollo-Soyuz Astronyms: Acronyms and Terms Used in Air-to-Ground Communication (Houston, TX: Aeronutronic Ford Corporation, [1975]), a 96 pp booklet.

This Russian glossary was originally designed to train DoD personnel for eavesdropping on Soviet communications during the Cold War. It found a new use during ASTP in enabling peaceful cooperation between the two superpowers.
The first item SIGNED and INSCRIBED "To Anatole, thanks for all of your great help! General Tom Stafford." The booklet also SIGNED by Stafford.
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