This riveting story of America’s greatest woman pilot draws from previously unpublished information about Cochran’s early years and her first marriage, and on her extensive correspondence with U.S. Presidents, Air Force generals, and business tycoons to
International politics, intrigue, and amazing scientific feats create the story behind NASA’s quest to communicate in deep space via the development of the massive communications grid built between remote sites in California, Spain, and Australia.
Explores the relationship among religion, government, business, and nonprofit organizations in the development of charitible activities and pre-new deal social welfare programs in an important American industrial city.
Focusing on material culture, the authors in the collection explore the tensions that exist among various groups-elite landowners, the National Park Service, preservationists, minority groups-who compete for control over the interpretation of American pub
This fascinating book describes and analyzes the failure of the 1992 commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's voyage from Spain to the New World. The authors draw upon their personal experiences as organizers and observers of the