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Mieczkowski, Yanek
Eisenhower's Sputnik moment : the race for space and world prestige / Yanek Mieczkowski
Alternate Title Race for space and world prestige
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, c2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E835 .M47 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961
Subject(s) Artificial satellites, Russian -- Political aspects -- United States
Sputnik satellites -- History
Astronautics and state -- United States -- History
Subject Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Physical Description viii, 358 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-344) and index
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

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