American moonshot : John F. Kennedy and the great space race
(Large Print)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019].
Status
South Side Library - Large Print Books - Adult
629.4 B
1 available

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
South Side Library - Large Print Books - Adult629.4 BOn Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

About the Author, Reviews, Awards, and More

Other Editions and Formats

More Details

Format
Large Print
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition, Larger print.
Physical Desc
xxxvii, 898 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
MG+
Level 9.2, 8 Points

Notes

General Note
"Larger print"--Spine.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 769-890).
Description
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. 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.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Brinkley, D. (2019). American moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the great space race (First HarperLuxe edition, Larger print.). HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brinkley, Douglas. 2019. American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race. New York, NY: HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brinkley, Douglas. American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race New York, NY: HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Brinkley, Douglas. American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race First HarperLuxe edition, Larger print., HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.