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The Sputniks Crisis and Early United States Space Policy

A Critique of the Historiography of Space

  • Authors
  • Rip Bulkeley

Part of the Studies in Military and Strategic History book series (SMSH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Crisis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rip Bulkeley
      Pages 3-18
  3. Truman

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Rip Bulkeley
      Pages 29-44
    3. Rip Bulkeley
      Pages 45-59
    4. Rip Bulkeley
      Pages 60-69
    5. Rip Bulkeley
      Pages 70-86
  4. International Geophysical Year

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Rip Bulkeley
      Pages 89-103
    3. Rip Bulkeley
      Pages 104-122
  5. Eisenhower

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Rip Bulkeley
      Pages 125-144
    3. Rip Bulkeley
      Pages 145-155
    4. Rip Bulkeley
      Pages 156-182
  6. Judgements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Rip Bulkeley
      Pages 185-200
    3. Rip Bulkeley
      Pages 201-214
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 215-286

About this book

Introduction

An examination of American space policy in the 12 years after World War II and in particular of the reaction provoked by the launching of the first Sputnik satellite in 1957. In the author's opinion the truth of what occurred in this period has been clouded by confusion and misinformation.

Keywords

America crisis critique Fusion geophysics historiography intelligence reaction satellites space state truth USA World War I World War II

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