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|Brand:||Johns Hopkins University Press||EAN:||9780801857485|
|Description||Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History for 1986, this highly acclaimed study approaches the space race as a problem in comparative public policy. Drawing on published literature, archival sources in both the United States and Europe, interviews with many of the key participants, and important declassified material, such as the National Security Council's first policy paper on space, McDougall examines US, European, and Soviet space programmes and their politics. Opening with a short account of Nikolai Kibalchich, a late 19th-century Russian rocketry theoretician, McDougall argues that the Soviet Union made its way into space first becaude it was the world's first techcracy - which he defines as the institutionalization of techlogical change for state purpose . He also explores the growth of a political ecomy of techlogy in both the Soviet Union and the United States.|
|Author Biography||Walter A. McDougall is Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, and editor of Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs. He is also author of France's Rhineland Diplomacy, 1914-1942: The Last Bid for a Balance of Power in Europe.|
|Prizes||Winner of Pulitzer Prize for History 1998 (United States).|
|Author(s)||Walter A. McDougall|
|Publisher||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Date of Publication||25/09/1997|
|Subject||Astronomy, Space & Time|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||95473285|
|Place of Publication||Baltimore, MD|
|Country of Publication||United States|
|Imprint||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Content Note||25 Illustrations, black and white|
|Format Details||Trade paperback (US)|
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