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Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige

Yanek Mieczkowski
Format
Book
Published
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2013.
Language
English
ISBN
9780801451508 (cloth : alk. paper), 0801451507 (cloth : alk. paper)
Contents
  • What was the Sputnik "panic"?
  • "The most fateful decision of his presidency"
  • Eisenhower's reaction to Sputnik
  • Eisenhower's principles
  • Cheerleader-in-chief
  • "Gloom, gloom, gloom"
  • Space highs, economic lows
  • Eisenhower's rival
  • "Radical moves"
  • Order from chaos
  • Defeat and a SCORE
  • Priorities and prestige
  • Satellites, Saturn, spacemen
  • Voyages, images, mirages
  • Space, prestige, and the 1960 race
  • Eisenhower versus Kennedy.
Description
viii, 358 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-344) and index.
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