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Heavens and the Earth A Political History of the Space Age

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ISBN-10: 0801857481

ISBN-13: 9780801857485

Edition: 1997 (Reprint)

Authors: Walter A. McDougall

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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 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…    
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Book details

List price: $47.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 10/24/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 584
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.17" long x 1.35" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

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.