American Moonshot

Written By Douglas Brinkley
American Moonshot
  • Publsiher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 02 April 2019
  • ISBN : 0062655086
  • Pages : 576 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 4 reviews
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Read or download book entitled American Moonshot written by Douglas Brinkley which was release on 02 April 2019, this book published by HarperCollins. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Instant New York Times Bestseller As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon. “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.”—President John F. Kennedy On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. American Moonshot brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, which shot the United States to victory in the space race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America’s success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before. American Moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth’s orbit to the moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream. Brinkley’s ensemble cast of New Frontier characters include rocketeer Wernher von Braun, astronaut John Glenn and space booster Lyndon Johnson. A vivid and enthralling chronicle of one of the most thrilling, hopeful, and turbulent eras in the nation’s history, American Moonshot is an homage to scientific ingenuity, human curiosity, and the boundless American spirit.

American Moonshot

American Moonshot
  • Author : Douglas Brinkley
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Total pages : 576
  • ISBN : 0062655086
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Summary : Instant New York Times Bestseller As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon. “We choose ...

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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-05-03
  • Total pages : 398
  • ISBN : 0062655086
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  • Publisher : Harper Business
  • Release Date : 2021-01-19
  • Total pages : 256
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  • Publisher : Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Total pages : 56
  • ISBN : 0062655086
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  • Publisher : Moonshots Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Total pages : 48
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-06-01
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0062655086
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Summary : What s the best way to transform teams, elevate leaders and catapult careers? Launch a Moonshot a game-changing project that disrupts business as usual. Drawing on the seminal 1961 Moonshot story of President Kennedy as well as real-life stories from the authors work, "The Moonshot Effect"steps you through the elements ...

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Total pages : 56
  • ISBN : 0062655086
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Summary : “An extraordinary delight for a reader of any age.” —The New York Times Book Review Brian Floca explores Apollo 11’s famed moon landing with this newly expanded edition of Moonshot! Simply told, grandly shown, and now with eight additional pages of brand-new art and more in-depth information about the historic ...

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  • Publisher : EverAfter Romance
  • Release Date : 2016-07-04
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0062655086
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-18
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0062655086
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  • Publisher : Moonshot: The Indigenous Comic
  • Release Date : 2020-04
  • Total pages : 165
  • ISBN : 0062655086
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Summary : MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection brings together dozens of creators from North America to contribute comic book stories showcasing the rich heritage and identity of indigenous storytelling. From traditional stories to exciting new visions of the future, this collection presents some of the finest comic book and graphic novel work ...

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
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  • Publisher : Tarcherperigee
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0062655086
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Summary : On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, renowned psychologist Richard Wiseman reveals the powerful life lessons behind humanity's greatest achievement. The historic moon landings were achieved against remarkable odds and within the space of just a few years. How can we apply the secrets of this astronomical success ...

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  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0062655086
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Summary : What’s the best way to transform teams, elevate leaders and catapult careers? Launch a Moonshot — a game-changing project that disrupts business as usual. Drawing on the seminal 1961 Moonshot story of President Kennedy as well as real-life stories from the authors’ work, The Moonshot Effect steps you through the elements ...