May 14, 2019
6:00 p.m. - Program
7:00 p.m. - Book Signing
Please join us for a lecture and book signing with best-selling author Douglas Brinkley on his latest book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race (Publish Date: April 2, 2019). This event is free to attend; however, books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature. Books may be pre-purchased during the reservation process. For more information, please call 805-522-2977. Doug will discuss “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and the Great Space Race” which covers NASA during the Reagan years.
As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon. Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America’s success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before. American Moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth’s orbit to the moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream.
A vivid and enthralling chronicle of one of the most thrilling, hopeful, and turbulent eras in the nation’s history, American Moonshot is an homage to scientific ingenuity, human curiosity, and the boundless American spirit.
Doug Brinkley is also the editor of The Reagan Diaries.