The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, July 1966 - April, 1967 Page: 536
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
holt never claimed so much nor aimed so high. The NASA his-
torical program, under Dr. Eugene M. Emme, marshals the work
of about two dozen individuals and envisions a broadly-based
series of monographs on various programs, projects, installations,
and vehicles before an attempt at the whole story will be made.
As one who had already profited greatly from the typescript
draft of this study and who knew the obstacles to its publication
personally, I commend both the mild-mannered criticism of
NASA by Rosholt and the plea for more biographical and man-
agerial empathy by Webb. More specific program histories, like
those for manned spaceflight Projects Mercury and Gemini, to
which I have been privileged to contribute, should help to add
flesh to the story of man's conquest of near space. A few recent
polemics like the books by Amitai Etzioni and H. L. Nieburg
might have been more constructively critical had Rosholt's work
been available earlier. In the future, however, interested scholars
and social scientists will find this work and the NASA Archives
it so enriched, fertile with promise for more fruit.
LOYD S. SWENSON, JR.
University of Houston
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