Walter A. McDougall

Walter A. McDougall is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian and professor of history and international relations. He is known for his expertise in American civil and military history, as well as American foreign policy. McDougall has authored several books, including '...the Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age,' for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1986. He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he has educated students and contributed to scholarly discourse in his field.


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  1. 1. The Heavens and the Earth

    "The Heavens and the Earth" explores the history of the Space Age, focusing on the political, cultural, and technological developments that led to the exploration of space. It delves into the Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union and how it fueled the space race. The book also examines the role of governments, private industry, and popular opinion in shaping the trajectory of space exploration. It provides a comprehensive view of how the Space Age has influenced and been influenced by broader societal trends.