«Right in the middle of the Cold War, the U.S government decided to put on a show. It featured amazing feats of engineering and science, but - most importantly - it played on all the television networks. The trip to the moon is a fascinating story of the confluence of technology, politics, journalism, and the American soul - a story Harlen Makemson tells with meticulous research and narrative grace.» (Robert Thompson, Director, Bleier Center of Television and Popular Culture Syracuse University)
About the Author
The Author: Harlen Makemson is Associate Professor in the School of Communications at Elon University. He has a Ph.D. in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has authored a number of refereed journal articles in the areas of media history and visual communication. His professional experience includes work as a newspaper reporter, editor, and designer.