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Rocket Men
Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon | Craig Nelson
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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So. Hard. To. Read. I‘ve never read anything else by Craig Nelson, but his writing style in this book turned me off. Long sentences, long quotes, and confusing structure. I did learn some interesting facts, but I often felt an obligation towards reading this book instead of a joy.