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American moonshot : John F. Kennedy and the great space race

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On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Douglas Brinkley brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo projects, which shot the United States to victory in the space race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America's success, American Moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth's orbit to the moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream. Brinkley's ensemble cast of New Frontier characters include rocketeer Wernher von Braun, astronaut John Glenn, and space booster Lyndon Johnson. A chronicle of one of the most thrilling, hopeful, and turbulent eras in the nation's history, American Moonshot is an homage to scientific ingenuity, human curiosity, and the boundless American spirit.

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Bedford Free Library 629.4 B (Text)
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Bedford Hills Free Library 629.409 B (Text)
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library 629.45 BRINKLEY (Text)
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Bronxville Public Library 629.45 B (Text)
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Chappaqua Library 629.45 BRINKLEY (Text)
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Croton Free Library 629.454 B (Text)
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Eastchester Public Library 629.409 B (Text)
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Greenburgh Public Library 629.409 B (Text)
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library 629.45 B (Text)
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