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Echoes Among The Stars A Short History Of The U S Space Program

Author: Patrick J. Walsh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113494229X
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Emphasizing the importance of the space programme to the scientific, social and cultural history of the last half of the 20th century, this brief history celebrates the almost unimaginable technological leap that the space programme represents, a feat of teamwork, innovation, dedication and mastery unprecedented in the history of mankind. Walsh's narrative begins just before the Mercury programme, covers the original seven astronauts, the Gemini and Apollo programmes, through Skylab and up to the space shuttle. The glories and emotion of space exploration are presented against the backdrop of the Cold War, the presidential administrations of Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford and Carter, and other singificant events in US history. The positive accomplishments of the astronauts are put in context of an increasingly negative domestic situation in the '60s and '70s, the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, assassinations, growing involvement in and dissension about Vietnam, the Watergate scandal, and Nixon's resignation.

Walking On The Moon

Author: Carl R. Green
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1464609829
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On July 20, 1969, the world watched on televisions or listened on radios as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first-ever steps on the Moon. Once considered an impossible dream, the United States created the Apollo program with one goal in mind, landing on the Moon. After many years of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication, the Apollo 11 mission made that dream a reality. Author Carl R. Green explores one of the most monumental achievements in human history.

The Fifties In America

Author: John C. Super
Publisher: Decades (Salem Press)
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Surveys the events and people of the United States and Canada from 1950 through 1959.

We Could Not Fail

Author: Richard Paul
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292772491
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The Space Age began just as the struggle for civil rights forced Americans to confront the long and bitter legacy of slavery, discrimination, and violence against African Americans. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson utilized the space program as an agent for social change, using federal equal employment opportunity laws to open workplaces at NASA and NASA contractors to African Americans while creating thousands of research and technology jobs in the Deep South to ameliorate poverty. We Could Not Fail tells the inspiring, largely unknown story of how shooting for the stars helped to overcome segregation on earth. Richard Paul and Steven Moss profile ten pioneer African American space workers whose stories illustrate the role NASA and the space program played in promoting civil rights. They recount how these technicians, mathematicians, engineers, and an astronaut candidate surmounted barriers to move, in some cases literally, from the cotton fields to the launching pad. The authors vividly describe what it was like to be the sole African American in a NASA work group and how these brave and determined men also helped to transform Southern society by integrating colleges, patenting new inventions, holding elective office, and reviving and governing defunct towns. Adding new names to the roster of civil rights heroes and a new chapter to the story of space exploration, We Could Not Fail demonstrates how African Americans broke the color barrier by competing successfully at the highest level of American intellectual and technological achievement.

Apollo 11 Rockets To First Moon Landing

Author: Carl R. Green
Publisher: Myreportlinks.Com
ISBN: 9780766051645
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Recounts the flight of the Apollo 11 which led to the first men on the moon, and discusses the origins of the Apollo program, the experiences of the astronauts, and related topics.

Senior High School Library Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company
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Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.


Author: Organization of American Historians. Meeting
Publisher: [Bloomington, Ind.
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Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Slipping The Surly Bonds

Author: Mary E. Stuckey
Publisher: TAMU Press
ISBN: 9781585445042
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Millions of Americans, including hundreds of thousand of schoolchildren, watched in horror as the Challenger shuttle capsule exploded on live television on January 28, 1986. Coupled with that awful image in Americans' memory is the face of President Ronald Regan addressing the public hours later with words that spoke to the nation's shock and mourning. Focusing on the text of Reagan's speech, author Mary Stuckey shows how President Reagan's reputation as "the Great Communicator" adds significance to our under-standing of his rhetoric on one of the most momentous occasions of his administration.