Dark side of the moon : the magnificent madness of the American lunar quest / Gerard J. DeGroot

Author(s): De Groot, Gerard J., 1955-
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Subjects: Space flight to the moon--History--20th century
Moon--Exploration--20th century
United States--History--1953-1961
United States--History--1961-1969
Project Apollo (U.S.)--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : New York University Press, c2006
LC Classification: T, TL
Physical Description: xiv, 321 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: 1. Fly me to the moon 1
2. Slaves to a dream 12
3. What are we waiting for? 29
4. Sputnik 45
5. The red rocket's glare 61
6. Muttnik 79
7. Rocket jocks 100
8. Before this decade is out 121
9. The sleep of reason produces monsters 153
10. Lost in space 183
11. Sacrifices on the altar of St. John 205
12. Merry Christmas from the moon 223
13. Magnificent desolation 233
14. Nothing left to do 255
Notes: LCCN: 2006016116
ISBN: 0814719953 (cloth : alk. paper)
EAN: 9780814719954
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-292) and index
Contents: Fly me to the moon -- Slaves to a dream -- What are we waiting for? -- Sputnik -- The red rockets glare -- Muttnik -- Rocket jocks -- Before this decade is out -- The sleep of reason produces monsters -- Lost in space -- Sacrifices on the altar of St. John -- Merry Christmas from the Moon -- Magnificent desolation -- Nothing left to do
OCLC Number: 69020987
ISBN/ISSN: 0814719953
9780814719954