COUNTDOWN: An Autobiography

Borman, Frank, with Robert J. Serling

Published by William Morrow, 1988
ISBN 10: 0688079296 / ISBN 13: 9780688079291
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448 pages. Signed by Frank Borman and Susan Borman (wife) on title page. Book belonged to the Archivist of NASA's History Division. As such, it bears his marks: name and office written on ffep; name, full office address, and phone number, also purchase date and error notation-all on half-title page; copyright date written on title page; light underlining to a few pages; offsetting to a few pages (from papers laid in); quite a number of additional entries to index handwritten in. 2 marks on ffep, where tape has been removed. Dust jacket is lightly edgeworn, with 1/4" closed tear at top front edge (4 tiny rubbed spots next to closed tear); toning to white rear and flaps; spine is a bit sunned. Still looks nice in new mylar. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: 448 pages of excellent text, with many great photos. Stated First Edition.

From Publishers Weekly: The exciting account included here of Borman's NASA years (he took part in the Gemini 7 and Apollo 8 spaceflights, and also served as a troubleshooter and project manager) augments Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff with details, dialogue and perceptions that will interest admirers of that bestseller. In 1970, Borman went to work for Eastern Airlines, a company "riddled with inept management and uncaring unions," to eventually take over as president and CEO. His most difficult task: cutting labor costs. The book describes Eastern's prolonged, bitter struggle to remain independent, a management/labor fight Borman lost in 1986 when Eastern became part of Texas Air. The most impressive section of this highly readable autobiography, coauthored with novelist Sterling ( The President's Plane Is Missing ), is the depiction of Borman's confrontations with intransigent labor leaders and the dynamics of their negotiations. Also memorable is the tribute to Susan Borman's poignant struggle to be "the Perfect Wife married to the Perfect Husband who was the Perfect Astronaut in a Perfect American Family raising Perfect Children." Borman is now an aviation consultant. Photos.
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Title: COUNTDOWN: An Autobiography
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 1988
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
Edition: First Edition

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