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Book Club Questions
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
by Douglas Brinkley

  1. What was your initial reaction to the book? Did it hook you immediately or take some time to get into?
  2. How did the book make you feel? Are you glad you read it?
  3. Where were you when America landed on the moon?
  4. Which parts of the book stood out to you? Were there parts of the book that were thought provoking or disturbing?
  5. What were the main points you think the author was trying to make?
  6. How does this book compare to other books you have read? Is the book different in any way from the books you usually read?
  7. How did this book change you? Do you have a new perspective as a result of reading this book?  Did you learn something you didn’t know before?
  8. What was your favorite quote or passage?
  9. Did the American space program unite the country? Are there new opportunities that could bring us together today?
  10. If you got a chance to ask the Douglas Brinkley one question, what would it be?