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"Exhaustively researched, brilliantly conceived, and beautifully written."

"A lucid and comprehensive political history of the American, European, and Russian space programs."

"Once every decade or so, a book comes along that stands by itself as a remarkable contribution to the literature of a field. Such a work is Walter A. McDougall's... the Heavens and the Earth."

"[A] boldly conceived, elegantly written, and unfailingly provocative history of the new age of space."

"This highly acclaimed study approaches the space race as a problem in comparative public policy."

"[An] immensely readable and elegant book."

"The definitive, surprising and highly readable history of the U.S. space program. Forget visionary rhetoric about humans' need to explore the next frontier: McDougal demonstrates how NASA's moon missions grew directly from Hitler's V-2 rocket project at Pennemunde and were all about the classic military necessity of controlling the high ground—in this case the really high ground... [One of] the five best books I have read about the U.S. space program."

...the Heavens and the Earth
A Political History of the Space Age
Publication Date: 24 Oct 1997
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6.125" x 9.25"
Page Count: 584 pages
Illustrations: 25 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9780801857485