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Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11
 

The epic story of Apollo 11 and the astronauts, flight controllers, and engineers who made it happen, by the author of the bestselling A Terrible Glory and The Blood of Heroes. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon, a moment ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780316341783
Barcode 9780316341783
Published 12 March 2019 by Little, Brown
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Donovan, James
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ISBN-13 9780316341783
ISBN-10 0316341789
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little, Brown
Imprint Little, Brown & Company
Publication Date 12 March 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Donovan, James
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
World History: From C 1900 -
American History
Geographical Discovery & Exploration
History Of Engineering & Technology
Space Science
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 239mm
Spine: 43mm
Weight 771g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Project Apollo (U.S.), Space flight to the moon - History, Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 629.454
Catalogue Code 984461

Description of this Book

The epic story of Apollo 11 and the astronauts, flight controllers, and engineers who made it happen, by the author of the bestselling A Terrible Glory and The Blood of Heroes. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon, a moment forever ingrained in history. Perhaps the world's greatest technological achievement-and a triumph of American spirit and ingenuity-the Apollo 11 mission, and the entire Apollo program, was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to putting a man on the Moon and winning the Space Race with the Soviets. Seen through the eyes of the those who lived it, Shoot for the Moon reveals the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that made it possible. Both sweeping and intimate, and based on exhaustive research and dozens of fresh interviews, bestselling author James Donovan's Shoot for the Moon is the definitive-and thrilling-account of one of humankind's most extraordinary feats of exploration.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Jim Donovan combines two exceptional talents-those of a first rate story teller and a first rate historian. In The Blood of Heroes, he gives a new and compelling narrative version of one of the most dramatic stories in American History, while at the same time thoughtfully and conscientiously remaining anchored to the wide range of original sources- including many only recently come to light. I predict his book will be one of the best classics to remember the Alamo. --Todd Hansen, The Alamo Reader: A Study in History The Blood of Heroes is surely the best account to date, one that presents plenty of new insights while acting as a corrective-or at least an alternative viewpoint-to previous accounts....Donovan combines that vital blend of authoritative scholarship with the vivid writing necessary to make an oft-told tale seem fresh. --William C. Davis, Military History Quarterly Mr. Donovan's gripping book is history at its best-exactingly sourced and written with a vividness that challenges you to put it down. Even those familiar with an oft-told story will delight in the richness of his detail. --The Washington Times

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Author's Bio

James Donovan is the author of the bestselling books The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo--and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation and A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn-the Last Great Battle of the American West. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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