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An anxious peace : a Cold War memoir

Author: Hans Mark
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2019]
Series: Williams-Ford Texas A & M University military history series, no. 161.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Hans Mark recounts in detail his life as a twentieth-century "rocket man." Here is the inside story of one who - in a career spanning more than six decades - was on the technological front line, from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Autobiographies
Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Hans Mark; Hans Mark
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Mark
ISBN: 9781623497286 1623497280
OCLC Number: 1098213283
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 676 pages)
Contents: Early years, escape from Europe, and the end of World War II --
The beginning of the Cold War, nuclear weapons, and graduate school at MIT --
Edward Teller, the nuclear weapons laboratory at Livermore, and Cold War crises --
The University of California, the Middle Eastern wars, and the war in Vietnam --
1967 and 1968: years of changes, setbacks, and decisions --
The NASA-Ames Research Center and the Cold War --
Nelson Rockefeller, the end of the war in Vietnam, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons --
The National Reconnaissance Office and the US Air Force --
Long-range bombers, missiles, and a space command for the Air Force --
Other duties as assigned and the election of Ronald Reagan --
The interregnum and the return to NASA --
The space shuttle, air force bombers, and a long-range plan for NASA --
Spacelab, Columbia, and fundamental changes in Cold War policy --
Defense against ballistic missiles and two important firsts in spaceflight --
The space station, the president, and leaving Washington --
The loss of Challenger, crucial summit meetings, and defense-related research at the University of Texas --
The reunification of Germany and the collapse of the Soviet Union --
Encore in Washington.
Series Title: Williams-Ford Texas A & M University military history series, no. 161.
Responsibility: Hans Mark.

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