John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

Book - 2011
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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"--
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
ISBN: 9780230110106
Branch Call Number: 629.454 Logsdon 01/2011
Characteristics: xiii, 291 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.


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Jul 30, 2014

A very good and important book to add to the real history of President Kennedy's administration, of which too much revisionistic nonsense has been written. A complementary story would be how JFK's administration also insured the creation of the Internet, which allows us to enjoy the World Wide Web today.


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