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Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon

Nelson, Craig

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ISBN 10: 0670021032 / ISBN 13: 9780670021031
Published by Viking Books, New York, 2009
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2009,2009 New Book, New Unclipped jacket, First Printing 1,3,5,7,9,10,8,6,4,2 404 clean tight unmarked unread pages, 16 full glossy pages of b/w photos in one mid section, book has grey boards with 1/4 black spine, red embossed lettering on the spine, jacket has a color photo on te front with raised white and red lettering, no wear to book or jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 004627

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Title: Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men ...

Publisher: Viking Books, New York

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition

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A richly detailed and dramatic account of one of the greatest achievements of humankind

At 9:32 A.M. on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 rocket launched in the presence of more than a million spectators who had gathered to witness a truly historic event. It carried Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins to the last frontier of human imagination: the moon.

Rocket Men is the thrilling story of the moon mission, and it restores the mystery and majesty to an event that may have become too familiar for most people to realize what a stunning achievement it represented in planning, technology, and execution.

Through interviews, twenty-three thousand pages of NASA oral histories, and declassified CIA documents on the space race, Craig Nelson re-creates a vivid and detailed account of the Apollo 11 mission. From the quotidian to the scientific to the magical, readers are taken right into the cockpit with Aldrin and Armstrong and behind the scenes at Mission Control.

Rocket Men is the story of a twentieth-century pilgrimage; a voyage into the unknown motivated by politics, faith, science, and wonder that changed the course of history.

About the Author:

Craig Nelson has been a vice president and executive editor of Harper & Row, Hyperion, Random House, and Villard, and a literary agent. He is the author of several books, including Thomas Paine, winner of the 2007 Henry Adams Prize. He has been profiled in Variety, Interview, Publishers Weekly, and Time Out.

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