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Inventing The American Astronaut

ISBN 10 : 9781137025296
ISBN 13 : 1137025298

A fresh and fascinating look at the Space Age that demolishes the myth of the fearless, hot-shot astronaut...

The Right Stuff

ISBN 10 : 1429961325
ISBN 13 : 9781429961325

From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans ..

Mission Control

ISBN 10 : 0813061504
ISBN 13 : 9780813061504

"We have all seen NASA's mission control centers at moments of both triumph and tragedy. Johnson makes a significant contribution to spaceflight history by analyzing their pivotal ..


ISBN 10 : 0199752524
ISBN 13 : 9780199752522

It is said to be the most frequently spoken (or typed) word on the planet, more common than an infant's first word ma or the ever-present beverage Coke. It was even the first word ..


ISBN 10 : 1101099534
ISBN 13 : 9781101099537

HE WAS THE THIRD MAN TO WALK ON THE MOON— BUT THE FIRST TO DANCE ON IT. HE WAS THE ROCKETMAN. For Pete Conrad, it was all about the ride. Whether he was hot-dogging at Mach 2, te..

The Roots Of American Exceptionalism

ISBN 10 : 0230116760
ISBN 13 : 9780230116764

How do United States public policies differ from those of other wealthy democracies? Why do they differ? The Roots of American Exceptionalism draws on societies' unique histories, ..

A Mind At Play

ISBN 10 : 9781476766706
ISBN 13 : 1476766703

The life and times of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon—the architect of the Information Age, whose insights stand behind every computer bui..