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"This is a wonderful story and a great book. The issue is of maximum importance today, since NASA and other high-tech operations are replacing systems management with 'faster, better, cheaper' approaches to space flight, with decidedly mixed results. Skillfully interweaving technical details and fascinating personalities, Johnson tells the history of systems management in the U.S. and Europe. It is a very important work."

"Soundly based on the secondary literature and on archival research in the United States and Europe and provides an excellent overview of the topic within Johnson's chosen boundaries... I can highly recommend Johnson's book to historians of both the Cold War military and civilian space programs."

"Johnson has been inspired by engineering to write good history."

"A book for general readers interested in business and management issues in the space program."

"Johnson's in-depth, nuts-and-bolts manual sheds much light on a seldom studied secret of our recent space history."

"Well written and engaging in style."

The Secret of Apollo
Systems Management in American and European Space Programs
Publication Date: 31 Oct 2006
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 312 pages
Illustrations: 6 halftones, 20 line drawings
ISBN: 9780801885426