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Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon (Paperback)

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    "Celebrates a bold era when voyaging beyond the Earth was deemed crucial to national security and pride."
    -The Wall Street Journal

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Read Craig Nelson's posts on the Penguin Blog.

"Celebrates a bold era when voyaging beyond the Earth was deemed crucial to national security and pride."
-The Wall Street Journal


Restoring the drama, majesty, and sheer improbability of an American triumph, this is award-winning historian Craig Nelson's definitive and thrilling story of man's first trip to the moon. 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. Through interviews, 23,000 pages of NASA oral histories, and declassified CIA documents on the space race, Rocket Men presents a vivid narrative of the moon mission, taking readers on the journey to one of the last frontiers of the human imagination.

Craig Nelson is the author of four previous books, including The First Heroes and Let's Get Lost. His writings have appeared in Salon, The New England Review, Blender, Genre, and a host of other publications. He was an editor at HarperCollins, Hyperion, and Random House for almost twenty years and has been profiled by Variety, Interview, Manhattan, Inc., and Time Out.

Author:
Nelson, Craig
Genre:
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
404
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Group USA
Publish Date:
04/27/2010
Copyright Year:
2009
ISBN:
9780143117162
Height:
9.0 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
1.0 lb
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