The heavens and the earth: a political history of the space age

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Basic Books, 1985 - Business & Economics - 555 pages
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This highly acclaimed study approaches the space race as a problem in comparative public policy. Drawing on published literature, archival sources in both the United States and Europe, interviews with many of the key participants, and important declassifi

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

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I read this in tandem with Charles Murray's Apollo, and it suffered mightily in the comparison. Judging from the glowing reviews of this book that are out there (and its Pulitzer Prize for History for ... 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

Contents

Introduction
3
CHAPTER 1
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CHAPTER 2
41
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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.

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