In Sputnik's Shadow The President's Science Advisory Committee and Cold War America

ISBN-10: 0813546885

ISBN-13: 9780813546889

Edition: 2009

Authors: Zuoyue Wang
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 478
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Note to the Reader
Abbreviations Used in Text
Introduction
Prelude: Before Sputnik
American Public Science, 1863-1945
The Origins of Technological Skepticism, 1945-1950
Mobilizing Science for the Korean War under Truman, 1950-1952
Science and the National Security State under Eisenhower, 1952-1957
Ike, Sputnik, and the Rise of PSAC
Eisenhower, Sputnik, and the Creation of PSAC, 1957
PSAC and the Launching of NASA, 1957-1960
Military Technology, 1957-1960
The Search for a Nuclear Test Ban, 1957-1960
The Politics of Big Science, 1957-1960
The Control of Science Policy under Eisenhower, 1957-1960
The Politics of Technological Skepticism
Science at the New Frontier Under Kennedy, 1960-1963
Responding to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, 1962-1963
Testing the Limits, 1961-1963
"Scientists for Johnson," 1964
PSAC, the Vietnam War, and the ABM Debate, 1964-1968
The Politics of Technological Dissent under Nixon, 1969-1973
Epilogue
Conclusion
Appendix
Abbreviations Used in Notes
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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