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John F. Kennedy and the race to the moon

Author: John M Logsdon
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
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"While there are many biographies of John F. Kennedy and numerous accounts of the early years of US space efforts, there has to date been no comprehensive account of how the actions taken by JFK's administration have shaped the course of the US space program over the last 45 years. This book, based on primary source material and interviews with key participants, is such an account. It tells the story of how JFK,  Read more...
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Logsdon, John M., 1937-
John F. Kennedy and the race to the moon.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(DLC) 2010025629
(OCoLC)639162555
Named Person: John F Kennedy; John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John M Logsdon
ISBN: 9780230116313 0230116310 1282993844 9781282993846
OCLC Number: 711905969
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 291 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: "We Should Go to the Moon" * Before the White House * Making the Transition * Getting Started * First Decisions * "There's Nothing More Important" * Space Plans Reviewed * "A Great New American Enterprise" * First Steps on the Way to the Moon * "I Am Not That Interested in Space" * Early Attempts at Space Cooperation * To the Moon Together: Pursuit of an Illusion? * Apollo under Pressure * Were Changes in the Wind? * John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon
Series Title: Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology.
Responsibility: John M. Logsdon.

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"While there are many biographies of John F. Kennedy and numerous accounts of the early years of US space efforts, there has to date been no comprehensive account of how the actions taken by JFK's administration have shaped the course of the US space program over the last 45 years. This book, based on primary source material and interviews with key participants, is such an account. It tells the story of how JFK, only four months in office, decided that the US national interest required the country to enter and win the space race by reaching the moon "before this decade is out." It traces the evolution of his thinking and policy up until his assassination, which brought to an end his plans to moderate the space program's goals and explore collaboration with the Soviets"--

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