American Moonshot

At the beginning of Advent we finished reading American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race by Douglas Brinkley.

The book closely tracks Kennedy’s career and involvement with the race for space.  With his death the book effectively ends, which relegates the fulfillment of his pledge to have a man on the moon by the end of the decade (and of course return him safely to the earth) to the epilogue.  JFK’s career is interestingly paired with Werner von Braun’s, who not only worked on rockets for NASA, but also for Nazi Germany during World War II.

This was our second book in the last ten years on the space program.  Recall, Craig Nelson’s Rocket Men, which we read way back in 2010.


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