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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By no means light reading, this book is a superb, careful look at a complex time. The devil is in the details. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
CHAPTER 1
20
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.