Books American Moonshot John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race by Douglas Brinkley Hardcover, 548 pages, HarperCollins, List Price: $35 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAmerican MoonshotSubtitleJohn F. Kennedy and the Great Space RaceAuthorDouglas Brinkley Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary An award-winning historian and perennial New York Times best-selling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge and America's race to the moon. (United States history). 200,000 first printing. Genres: Digital Culture Nonfiction History & Society Science & Health Biography & Memoir Also by Douglas Brinkley The Great Deluge American Ruins The Reagan Diaries The Boys Of Pointe Du Hoc Etched in Stone See More Books Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about American Moonshot Review Book Reviews As The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 Nears, New Books Highlight The Mission's Legacy June 14, 2019 These works make apparent how singular an achievement America's moon landing was — and show that half a century later we're still grappling to understand its long-term meaning.