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The Resource The heavens and the earth : a political history of the space age, Walter A. McDougall

The heavens and the earth : a political history of the space age, Walter A. McDougall

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The heavens and the earth : a political history of the space age
Title
The heavens and the earth
Title remainder
a political history of the space age
Statement of responsibility
Walter A. McDougall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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McDougall, Walter A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Astronautics and state
  • Astronautics and state
  • Astronautics
  • Astronautics
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The heavens and the earth : a political history of the space age, Walter A. McDougall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [466]-536
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I The Genesis of Sputnik -- Chapter 1 The Human Seed and Social Soil: Rocketry and Revolution -- CHAPTER 2 Political Rains and First Fruit:The Cold War and Sputnik -Conclusion -- PART II Modern Arms and Free Men: America Before Sputnik -- CHAPTER 3 Bashful Behemoth: Technology, the State, and the Birth of Deterrence -- CHAPTER 4 While Waiting for Technocracy: The ICBM and the First American Space Program -- CHAPTER 5 The Satellite Decision -- Conclusion. PART III Vanguard and Rearguard: Eisenhower and the Setting of American Space Policy -- CHAPTER 6 "A New Era of History" and a Media Riot -- CHAPTER 7 The Birth of NASA -- CHAPTER 8 A Space Strategy for the United States -- CHAPTER 9 Sparrow in the Falcon's Nest -- CHAPTER 10 The Shape of Things to Come -- Conclusion. PART IV Parabolic Ballad: Khrushchev and the Setting of Soviet Space Policy -- CHAPTER 11 Party Line -- CHAPTER 12 The Missile Bluff -- CHAPTER 13 Hammers or Sickles in Space? -- CHAPTER 14 Space Age Communism: The Khrushchevian Synthesis -- Conclusion -- PART V Kennedy, Johnson, and the Technocratic Temptation -- CHAPTER 15 Destination Moon -- CHAPTER 16 Hooded Falcons: Space Technology and assured Destruction -- CHAPTER 17 Benign Hypocrisy: American Space Diplomacy -- CHAPTER 18 Big Operator: James Webb's Space Age America -- CHAPTER 19 Second Thoughts -- Conclusion. PART VI The Heavens and the Earth: The First Twenty-five Years -- CHAPTER 20 Voyages to Tsiolkovskia -- CHAPTER 21 The Quest for a G.O.D. -- CHAPTER 22 A Fire in the Sun
Control code
11468354
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 555 pages
Isbn
9780465028870
Lccn
84045314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)712942
Label
The heavens and the earth : a political history of the space age, Walter A. McDougall
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [466]-536
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I The Genesis of Sputnik -- Chapter 1 The Human Seed and Social Soil: Rocketry and Revolution -- CHAPTER 2 Political Rains and First Fruit:The Cold War and Sputnik -Conclusion -- PART II Modern Arms and Free Men: America Before Sputnik -- CHAPTER 3 Bashful Behemoth: Technology, the State, and the Birth of Deterrence -- CHAPTER 4 While Waiting for Technocracy: The ICBM and the First American Space Program -- CHAPTER 5 The Satellite Decision -- Conclusion. PART III Vanguard and Rearguard: Eisenhower and the Setting of American Space Policy -- CHAPTER 6 "A New Era of History" and a Media Riot -- CHAPTER 7 The Birth of NASA -- CHAPTER 8 A Space Strategy for the United States -- CHAPTER 9 Sparrow in the Falcon's Nest -- CHAPTER 10 The Shape of Things to Come -- Conclusion. PART IV Parabolic Ballad: Khrushchev and the Setting of Soviet Space Policy -- CHAPTER 11 Party Line -- CHAPTER 12 The Missile Bluff -- CHAPTER 13 Hammers or Sickles in Space? -- CHAPTER 14 Space Age Communism: The Khrushchevian Synthesis -- Conclusion -- PART V Kennedy, Johnson, and the Technocratic Temptation -- CHAPTER 15 Destination Moon -- CHAPTER 16 Hooded Falcons: Space Technology and assured Destruction -- CHAPTER 17 Benign Hypocrisy: American Space Diplomacy -- CHAPTER 18 Big Operator: James Webb's Space Age America -- CHAPTER 19 Second Thoughts -- Conclusion. PART VI The Heavens and the Earth: The First Twenty-five Years -- CHAPTER 20 Voyages to Tsiolkovskia -- CHAPTER 21 The Quest for a G.O.D. -- CHAPTER 22 A Fire in the Sun
Control code
11468354
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 555 pages
Isbn
9780465028870
Lccn
84045314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)712942

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