The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age

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Basic Books, 1985 - Political Science - 555 pages
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Chronicles the political history of the space race, from its nineteenth-century beginnings with the rocketry pioneers to the Cold War competition, in which space became another area embraced by the U.S. and U.S.S.R

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Review: ...the Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age

User Review  - Nate Huston - Goodreads

McDougall's book is very well researched. It largely tells the back-and-forth space development, exploration, and exploitation tale between the USSR & the US. The book is thematically centered on the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

Interesting, long long look at the background, the politics, and the implications for American (and Russian) society during the Space Race. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
3
CHAPTER 1
20
CHAPTER 2
41
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

A professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, Walter A. McDougall is the author of many books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Heavens and the Earth" and "Let the Sea Make a Noise". . . . He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two teenage children.