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James Donovan is the author of the best-selling 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.

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Excellent history of the innovation and sacrifices it took to get us to the moon. Highly recommend.
 
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ryantlaferney87 | 5 andra recensioner | Dec 8, 2023 |
Just wonderful! I'm sorry it's over - I'll have to listen again!

Donovan does an excellent job telling the full story of the US space program from before Mercury through the landing of Apollo 11. As someone who lived through that period, this book was an excellent recounting of the heroic men and women who put Neil and Buzz on the moon.

I can't recommend this too much - don't miss this!
 
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mrklingon | 5 andra recensioner | Dec 3, 2019 |
Rated: A
It's hard for me to disassociate the quality of the writing vs. the quality of the tale. My parents were part of the first generation to see the other side of the clouds. My generation became the first to land on the moon and return. It continues to be an amazing journey well told by the author.
 
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jmcdbooks | 5 andra recensioner | May 19, 2019 |
What were the dangers and challenges of the Apollo 11 mission? Were they different from those of the Mercury and Gemini missions that defined America’s first steps away from their home planet?

Combining in-depth research with new interviews, the author offers an overview of the American space program, including the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon. A wide selection of well-chosen photographs accompanies the narrative; extensive notes and bibliographic information follow the text.

Although eminently readable and notably enthusiastic, similar narratives have included most of the information related here. Unfortunately, several inconsistencies and errors both with quotations and with recounting of events, while seemingly insignificant in the overall picture of the space program, are certain to be a stumbling block for readers who grew up reading about the space program in the daily newspaper and watching Walter Cronkite’s space reports on the evening news.

Recommended.
… (mer)
 
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jfe16 | 5 andra recensioner | Apr 13, 2019 |

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4
Medlemmar
160
Popularitet
#131,702
Betyg
4.1
Recensioner
6
ISBN
15
Språk
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