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Dark Side of the Moon The Magnificent Madness of the American Lunar Quest

By: Gerard DeGroot
336 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Vintage
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  • Dark Side of the Moon ISBN: 9781844138319 Paperback Feb 2008 Usually dispatched within 6 days
  • Dark Side of the Moon ISBN: 9780224075930 Hardback Feb 2007 Out of Print #166434
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Reveals how NASA cashed in on the Americans' thirst for heroes in an age of discontent and became obsessed with putting men in space. This work explains why the American space program has been caught in a state of purposeless wandering ever since Neil Armstrong descended from Apollo 11 and stepped onto the moon. The effort devoted to the space program was indeed magnificent and its cultural impact was profound, but the purpose of the program was as desolate and dry as lunar dust.

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Born in California, Gerard DeGroot is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews. He has written ten books on various aspects of twentieth-century history, most recently The Bomb: A Life, a history of nuclear weapons which won the 2004 RUSI Westminster Medal for Military Literature. He contributes to most national newspapers both in Britain and in the USA, and he has been a regular columnist for Scotland on Sunday.
By: Gerard DeGroot
336 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Vintage
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