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The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age Hardcover – January 1, 1985

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"[An] immensely readable and elegant book." -- Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

"Exhaustively researched, brilliantly conceived, and beautifully written." -- New York Times Book Review

"[A] boldly conceived, elegantly written, and unfailingly provocative history of the new age of space." -- Science

"A lucid and comprehensive political history of the American, European, and Russian space programs." -- New Scientist

"This highly acclaimed study approaches the space race as a problem in comparative public policy." -- The Astronomical Society of the Pacific

"Once every decade or so, a book comes along that stands by itself as a remarkable contribution to the literature of a field. Such a work is Walter A. McDougall's... the Heavens and the Earth." -- Technology and Culture

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