The Space-Age Presidency of John F. Kennedy
224 pages, 9 x 12
528 color photos
Hardcover
Release Date:15 Mar 2019
ISBN:9780826358097
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The Space-Age Presidency of John F. Kennedy

A Rare Photographic History

University of New Mexico Press

This engaging and unprecedented work captures the compelling story of John F. Kennedy's role in advancing the United States' space program, set against the Cold War with the Soviet Union. The stunning collection of history and photographs crafted by authors John Bisney and J. L. Pickering illustrates Kennedy's close association with the race to space during his legendary time in office. In addition to the exhaustive research and rare photographs, the authors have also included excerpts from Kennedy's speeches, news conferences, and once-secret White House recordings to provide the reader with more context through the president's own words. While Kennedy did not live to see the fruition of many of the endeavors he supported, his legacy lives on in many ways--many of which are captured in this important work.

'Different, refreshing views of those familiar events.'--The Space Review
For the space buff and/or science historian it is a treasure trove.'--The Observatory
Delve deep into the politics of early space flight with The Space-Age Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A Rare Photographic History.'--Space.com
If there is one new book you pick up during this anniversary year it should be this one.'--SpaceFlight
The Space-Age Presidency of John F. Kennedy captures perfectly Kennedy's engagement with the Mercury program.'--Los Alamos Monitor
If you are a fan of space exploration . . . you won't want to miss this amazing book.'--Dave 'Doc' Kirby, On The Bookshelf
John Bisney is a former correspondent who covered the space program for more than thirty years for CNN, the Discovery Channel, and SiriusXM Radio, among other news outlets. He is also the coauthor, with J. L. Pickering, of Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini: A Rare Photographic History (UNM Press) and Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo: A Rare Photographic History (UNM Press). J. L. Pickering is a space-flight historian who has been archiving rare space images and historic artifacts for some forty years. He is also the coauthor, with John Bisney, of Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini: A Rare Photographic History (UNM Press) and Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo: A Rare Photographic History (UNM Press).
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