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Liftoff: The Story of America's Adventure in Space (Inscribed Association Copy)

Collins, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0802110118 / ISBN 13: 9780802110114
Published by Grove Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A nice copy of the first edition, first printing, inscribed to the title page by Collins to William (Bill) Harwood and his wife. Harwood has been the CBS News space analyst covering the NASA space program for over thrity years. Text is tight, solid, and clean. Appears unread or barely so. Lettering to spine is bright and unflaked. No marks or highlights in text. In a Fine bright and glossy dust jacket w/very mild rubbing o/w Fine. No previous owner's names. No remainder mark or spray. Price Clipped. Not ex-lib. Not a Book Club Edition. Photos sent upon request. Accurate Descriptions/Quality Books/Unmatched Prices. Bookseller Inventory # 5128-TS

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Title: Liftoff: The Story of America's Adventure in...

Publisher: Grove Press, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: James Dean

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition (Inscribed Assoc. Copy)

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The former astronaut traces America's ascent into space and the history of NASA, from the first faltering steps in 1960, to humankind's first small step on the moon's surface, to the 1986 Challenger tragedy

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In 1974, Collins wrote Carrying the Fire , a superb memoir of his experiences in the Gemini and Apollo programs. In this book, Collins begins with the origins of America's space program, Mercury , proceeds through Gemini / Apollo , and assesses post- Apollo programs through the Space Shuttle and plans for the space station. Collins is a master of lucid, colorful, and fascinating prose. As a veteran astronaut, including the Apollo 11 lunar mission, he also writes with unmatched insight. His coverage of the Gemini/Apollo era is different, and his interviews of other astronauts provide valuable understanding of the space program. Collins's analysis of the fatal shuttle accident and NASA's recovery efforts are particularly notable. An outstanding book. BOMC selection. Roger E. Bilstein, Univ. of Houston - Clear Lake
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