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Author Mieczkowski, Yanek.
Title Eisenhower's Sputnik moment : the race for space and world prestige / Yanek Mieczkowski.
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013.
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 Floor2  E835 .M47 2013    IN LIBRARY
  
Description viii, 358 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What was the Sputnik "panic"? -- The most fateful decision of his presidency? -- Eisenhower's reaction to Sputnik -- Space and Eisenhower's principles -- Cheerleader-in-chief -- Gloom, gloom, gloom -- High in space, low on earth -- Eisenhower's rival -- Radical moves -- Order from chaos -- Defeat and a score -- Priorities versus prestige -- Satellites, Saturn, spacemen -- Voyages, images, mirages -- Space and prestige in the 1960 race -- Eisenhower versus Kennedy.
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961.
Artificial satellites, Russian -- Political aspects -- United States.
Sputnik satellites -- History.
Astronautics and state -- United States -- History.
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
ISBN 0801451507 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780801451508 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard # 40022059980
OCLC number 801219594