Spaceflight and the Myth of Presidential Leadership Roger D. Launius

ISBN: 9780252066320

Published: August 1st 1997

Paperback

272 pages


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Spaceflight and the Myth of Presidential Leadership  by  Roger D.  Launius

Spaceflight and the Myth of Presidential Leadership by Roger D. Launius
August 1st 1997 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 272 pages | ISBN: 9780252066320 | 5.59 Mb

In Spaceflight and the Myth of Presidential Leadership, ten contributors present compelling arguments and analyses that shed new light on the power and leadership of the nations presidency and on the space program. Setting the tone for theMoreIn Spaceflight and the Myth of Presidential Leadership, ten contributors present compelling arguments and analyses that shed new light on the power and leadership of the nations presidency and on the space program.

Setting the tone for the collection, Roger Launius and Howard McCurdy maintain that the nations presidency had become imperial by the mid-1970s and that supporters of the space program had grown to find relief in such a presidency, which they believed could help them obtain greater political support and funding. Subsequent chapters explore the roles and political leadership, vis-a-vis government policy, of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush.



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