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American Moonshot

John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

by Douglas Brinkley

On Sale: 04/02/2019

Price: $35.00

American Moonshot

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American Moonshot

John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

by Douglas Brinkley

On Sale: 04/02/2019

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Price: $35.00

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Critical Praise

“Brinkley’s story is a gripping one.... Rice University scholar and an agile and prolific historian and biographer, Brinkley is well-situated to tell this story… Brinkley sees an important poignancy, and he renders it with real power.” - Boston Globe

“Compelling and comprehensive….With a mixture of granular detail from a gigantic body of works on the subject and analyses of Kennedy’s decision-making and political savvy, American Moonshot transcends mere narrative to help the rest of us understand how America geared up for the astonishing feat of landing a man on the moon. With the approach of the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step for man,’ Brinkley’s focus on the all-important early days provides a valuable perspective.” - Washington Post

“Douglas Brinkley is not only a scholar, he’s a true storyteller. American Moonshot evokes and era, and brings to life the vivid personalities that accomplished one of the greatest feats in history.” - Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State

“American Moonshot is a thoroughly terrific work which should reach the widest possible audience. As a study in leadership, it is absolutely first rate. As history, it is inspiring and enthralling. And to cap it all, it is a completely riveting story about the Space Age.  I love this book.” - Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front During World War II

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062655066
  • ISBN 10: 006265506X
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 04/02/2019
  • Trimsize: 6.000 in (w) x 9.000 in (h) x 1.718 in (d)
  • Pages: 576
  • List Price: $35.00
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State