...the Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age
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 declassified material, such as the National Security Council's first policy paper on space, McDougall examines U.S., European, and Soviet space programs and their politics. Opening with a short account of Nikolai Kibalchich, a late nineteenth-century Russian rocketry theoretician, McDougall argues that the Soviet Union made its way into space first because it was the world's first "technocracy"—which he defines as "the institutionalization of technological change for state purpose." He also explores the growth of a political economy of technology in both the Soviet Union and the United States.
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Review: ...the Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space AgeUser Review - 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 ...
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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
Epic Rivalry: The Inside Story of the Soviet and American Space Race
Von Hardesty,Gene Eisman
Limited preview - 2008
The Pursuit of Power: Technology, Armed Force, and Society Since ..., Part 1000
William H. McNeill
No preview available - 1984