TITLE

Expeditions of the human spirit

AUTHOR(S)
Boorstin, Daniel J.
PUB. DATE
July 1994
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;7/11/94, Vol. 117 Issue 2, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Opinion. Suggests that from the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-06) to the Apollo space project, America has never let itself be fenced in by failing to explore the cosmos. Mixed motives and visionary leadership which inspire great ventures; Comparison of President John F. Kennedy and President Thomas Jefferson and their launch of the explorations; Triumphs and similarities of the two bold expeditions.
ACCESSION #
9407077512

 

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