Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige

Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige

by Yanek Mieczkowski

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801451508
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 03/12/2013
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Yanek Mieczkowski is Professor of History at Dowling College. He is the author of Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s and The Routledge Historical Atlas of Presidential Elections.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One: Sputnik
1. What Was the Sputnik "Panic"?
2. "The Most Fateful Decision of His Presidency"
3. Eisenhower's Reaction to Sputnik
4. Eisenhower's Principles

Part Two: Setbacks
5. Cheerleader-in-Chief
6. "Gloom, Gloom, Gloom"
7. Space Highs, Economic Lows
8. Eisenhower's Rival
9. “Radical Moves”
10. Order from Chaos
11. Defeat and a SCORE
12. Priorities and Prestige

Part Three: Space
13. Satellites, Saturn, Spacemen
14. Voyages, Mirages, Images
15. Space, Prestige, and the 1960 Race
16. Eisenhower versus Kennedy

Conclusion

Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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