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Paul Dickson

Originally posted October 2001

Sputnik

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October 4, 1957 was a day that changed America forever. It was the day the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made object propelled into earth orbit. The launch, recalled in indelible detail here, ended American complacency.




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Paul Dickson is the author of many bestselling books, including Baseball's Greatest Quotations, The Hidden Language of Baseball, and The Joy of Keeping Score. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland.

Find Paul Dickson on the web: www.sputnikbook.com

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