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Howard E. McCurdy

Howard E. McCurdy

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Howard E. McCurdy is a professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C., and author of six books on the history of space exploration. His latest, Robots in Space, coauthored with Roger D. Launius, will be published in December.

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    European Colonialism in Africa Is Alive

    Stelios Michalopoulos & Elias Papaioannou

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