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Political science at its finest a meticulously researched, dispassionately analyzed account of its subject matter Comprehensive, tightly reasoned and short Aside from being an excellent study of Presidential decisionmaking, the book deals a deathblow to calls for national glory initiatives, in space or otherwise, demonstrating inescapably how Apollo was a unique product of a brief moment in American history, impossible to replicate There are no few pundits I d like to smack upside the head w Political science at its finest a meticulously researched, dispassionately analyzed account of its subject matter Comprehensive, tightly reasoned and short Aside from being an excellent study of Presidential decisionmaking, the book deals a deathblow to calls for national glory initiatives, in space or otherwise, demonstrating inescapably how Apollo was a unique product of a brief moment in American history, impossible to replicate There are no few pundits I d like to smack upside the head with a copy of this outstanding little book No rating, as I didn t read it for personal reasons or enjoyment Read for class Very specific topic Would recommend only if you want to know the three years or so of Space Race history that relates to the Kennedy presidency. What is prestige Is it the shadow of power the substance of power JFKThe author in this book does a good job of explaining the context, times, personalities involved, and the impact of the president of the United States deciding to challenge himself and the nation to expend prodigious effort and treasure to send the first man to the moon Kennedy was not a space fanatic before becoming president Here we see an analysis of the space program, the national feeling about space, where we thought What is prestige Is it the shadow of power the substance of power JFKThe author in this book does a good job of explaining the context, times, personalities involved, and the impact of the president of the United States deciding to challenge himself and the nation to expend prodigious effort and treasure to send the first man to the moon Kennedy was not a space fanatic before becoming president Here we see an analysis of the space program, the national feeling about space, where we thought we were relative to the Russian space program, and where we were in the cold war There is plenty of explanation of the politics within the federal government and the NASA leadership This is a pretty full analysis If you are looking for something very general this is probably not the book for you The commitment to go to the moon didto accelerate existing trends in space It served as the bridge over which the technocratic methods passed from the military to the civilian realm Walter McDougall What prestige is, it would be hard to describe precisely It may be nothingsubstantial than an effect produced upon the international imagination in other words, an illusion It is, however, far from being a mere bubble of vanity for the nation that possesses great prestige is thereby enabled to have its way, and to bring things to pass which it could never hope to achieve by its own forces Prestige draws material benefits in its train Political wisdom will never despise it F.S OliverJFK s thoughts on the USA and space from a speech the day before his assassination I think the United States should be a leader A country as rich and powerful as this which bears so many burdens and responsibilities, which has so many opportunities, should be second to none We have a long way to go Many weeks and months and years of long, tedious work lie ahead There will be setbacks, and frustrations, and disappointments There will be, as there always are, pressures in this country to do less in this area as in so many others, and temptation to do something else that is perhaps easier This space effort must go on The conquest of space must and will go ahead That much we know, That much we can say with confidence and conviction This book gave me a new perspective on the decision of J.F Kennedy to go to moon It is fantastically interesting about the political process that I did not know and also of his decision making I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth JFK to Congress, May 25, 1961 Task accomplished July 1969 This book gave me a new perspective on the decision of J.F Kennedy to go to moon It is fantastically interesting about the political process that I did not know and also of his decision making I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth JFK to Congress, May 25, 1961 Task accomplished July 1969 Reading about the Apollo era expansion of NASA provides much insight into today s identity crisis. .E-PUB ♂ John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon ♤ On May President John Kennedy declared I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth Over his remaining time in the White House, JFK actively involved himself in space decisions and several times reviewed his decision to go to the Moon, each