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A man on the moon : the voyages of the Apollo astronauts

by Chaikin, Andrew, 1956-

Format: Print Book 1994
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction TL789.8.U6 A5244 1994
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  TL789.8.U6 A5244 1994
Hampton Community Library Non-Fiction 629.454 CHA
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  629.454 CHA
Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 629.454 C
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Non-fiction
Call Number  629.454 C
Pleasant Hills Public Library Nonfiction 629.45 C43
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  629.45 C43
Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 629.45 CHA 1994
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  629.45 CHA 1994
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 629.454 C
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  629.454 C
Upper St. Clair Township Library Non-fiction 629.454 CHA
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Chaikin believes we have never truly come to terms with the fact that 24 men have left their footprints on the moon. In an effort to document and understand the shift in consciousness that transformed the moon--a celestial body long associated with goddesses, love, madness, and mystery--into a moving target and goal of the world's most sophisticated technology and determined egos, Chaikin conducted numerous interviews with the moon voyagers and their earthbound colleagues who guided and prayed for them. The result is a can't-put-it-down volume that picks up where Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff left off. These portraits of the men who were willing to be more alone than any human had ever been before are vibrant and compelling. And Chaikin meticulously chronicles each Apollo mission in dramatic detail, describing the dynamics within each trio, the emotions of the astronaut who had to orbit the moon alone while his more glorified comrades romped across powdery moonscapes, and the unprecedented, almost unimaginable experiences of the men who gathered moon rocks and watched the earth rise. This account helps us reclaim the awe these adventures originally inspired, the wonder at such audacity, and the now-ingrained image of the beautiful blue-green Earth spinning hopefully in the austerity of space. ~--Donna Seaman"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Scheduled to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the first lunar landing on July 20, 1969, this chronicle offers a comprehensive, often penetrating look at NASA's Apollo program. Originating in 1961, when President John Kennedy told Congress that the U.S. should attempt to land a man on the moon ``before this decade is out,'' the program's last mission ended in December, 1972, with the splashdown of Apollo 17. Diary-like reports mix with first- and third-person accounts as Chaikin, an editor at Sky & Telescope magazine, delivers a chronological view of the missions and those who planned and flew them. Focusing closely on the Apollo astronauts, including Buzz Aldrin, Pete Conrad and Neil Armstrong, Chaikin gives his topic a sense of immediacy. But his treatment, lengthy as it is, reads more like an extended magazine article. Missing is a view of Apollo in a wider context, one that captures the mythos of our efforts to land on the moon. 40,000 first printing. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Project Apollo (U.S.) -- History.
Space flight to the moon -- History.
Publisher New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :Viking,1994
Language English
Description xv, 670 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 601-605) and index.
ISBN 0670814466
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