The Resource American moonshot : John F. Kennedy and the great space race, Douglas Brinkley, (sound recording)

American moonshot : John F. Kennedy and the great space race, Douglas Brinkley, (sound recording)

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American moonshot : John F. Kennedy and the great space race
Title
American moonshot
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John F. Kennedy and the great space race
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Douglas Brinkley
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Language
eng
Summary
  • As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge, and America's race to the moon."We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win."-President John F. Kennedy On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. American Moonshot brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, which shot the United States to victory in the space race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America's success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before. American Moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth's orbit to the moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream. Brinkley's ensemble cast of New Frontier characters include rocketeer Wernher von Braun, astronaut John Glenn and space booster Lyndon Johnson. A vivid and enthralling chronicle of one of the most thrilling, hopeful, and turbulent eras in the nation's history, American Moonshot is an homage to scientific ingenuity, human curiosity, and the boundless American spirit
  • On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. It brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo projects, which shot the United States to victory in the space race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War
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MdPfRBL
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Brinkley, Douglas
Dewey number
629.40973
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not applicable
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LC call number
TL789.8.U5
LC item number
B73 2019
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other
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Narrated by Stephen Graybill
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  • Graybill, Stephen
  • Harper Audio (Firm)
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • United States
  • Astronautics and state
  • Astronautics
  • History
  • Space flight to the moon
  • Space race
  • HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
  • Moon
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American moonshot : John F. Kennedy and the great space race, Douglas Brinkley, (sound recording)
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  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
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digital storage
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audio disc
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  • sd
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
15 sound discs (17 hr., 15 min.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9780062894724
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
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digital
Publisher number
DD43004
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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rbcdDD43004
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
American moonshot : John F. Kennedy and the great space race, Douglas Brinkley, (sound recording)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
15 sound discs (17 hr., 15 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062894724
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD43004
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
rbcdDD43004
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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