Brainpower for the Cold War: The Sputnik Crisis and National Defense Education Act of 1958


A detailed history of the passage of the National Defense Education Act of 1958.... The heart of the book traces the debate in Congress and in the White House over the necessity of federal support of higher education, with a reluctant President Eisenhower finally being won over.... With thorough footnotes and bibliography, this is a valuable analysis of a limited topic." - Choice

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1981


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