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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Aug 26, 2013 2:07:16 GMT -6
A Man on the Moon
Three hardcover Volume Set
Recently, while at a suburban thrift store, we came across this neat 3 Volume hardbound set...in excellent condition and for pocket change!
It runs through the pre-Apollo years to the final lunar landing of Apollo 17...
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Apollo 11's landing on the moon, Time/Life books has produced a 3-volume, fully illustrated edition of this acclaimed work, which tells the story of all the Apollo missions through the eyes of the astronauts. A Man on the Moon was the basis for Tom Hanks' Emmy-winning HBO miniseries, "From the Earth to the Moon." The illustrated edition includes more than 500 photographs, many of which have never before been published, from the archives of NASA, LIFE magazine, and the astronauts themselves.
Volume 1: One Giant Leap Volume 2: The Odyssey Continues Volume 3: Lunar Explorers
There's a video of this as well and perhaps afterwards, I'll get it...but this will be a great read for those rainy fall evenings...with a cup of Tea and the phones off.
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...but this will be a great read for those rainy fall evenings...with a cup of Tea and the phones off.
Phone off. That's why can never get any good reading in these days. I can't turn off my phone or computer...
This is a great book, though. I don't have this three volume commemorative edition, but I have the huge paperback. If one is only going to read one book about the Apollo era, this is the one that I would recommend.
That said, recently my parents found and bought for me a used paperback copy of Jim Lovell's book Lost Moon, marketed with the name "Apollo 13," to promote the Tom Hanks film. It's pretty good so far, though it should pick up, since I left off just before the cryo stir. (Spoiler alert: they didn't land on the Moon, but all three astronauts survived the mission).