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Author Brinkley, Douglas, author.

Title American moonshot [text (large print)] : John F. Kennedy and the great space race / Douglas Brinkley.

Publication Info. New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Large Type, Non-Fiction    LT 629.4 BRI    Coming Soon
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library Large Type, Non-Fiction.
Edition First HarperLuxe edition, Larger print.
Description xxxvii, 898 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
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Physical Medium large print rdafs
Note "Larger print"--Spine.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 769-890).
Summary As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge, and America's race to the moon. On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. American Moonshot 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, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before. 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 vivid and enthralling 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.
Subject Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Influence.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History -- 20th century.
Astronautics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Manned space flight -- History -- 20th century.
Space flight to the moon -- History -- 20th century.
Astronautics -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780062859914 (large print : paperback) $35.00
0062859919 (large print : paperback) $35.00

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