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First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong

Author: James R Hansen
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authorised biography of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Neil Armstrong; Neil Armstrong
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Hansen
ISBN: 0743259637 9780743259637 0743276078 9780743276078
OCLC Number: 61425506
Description: xi, 769 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: I: An American genesis --
The strong of arm --
The strong of spirit --
II: Tranquility base --
First child --
The virtues of Smallville --
Truth in the air --
Aeronautical engineering 101 --
III: Wings of gold --
Class 5-49 --
Fighter Squadron 51 --
Fate is the hunter --
The ordeal of eagles --
IV: The real right stuff --
The research pilot --
Above the high desert --
At the edge of space --
The worst loss --
Higher resolve --
I've got a secret --
V: No man is an island --
Training days --
In line for command --
Gemini VIII --
The astronaut's wife --
For all America --
VI: Apollo --
Out of the ashes --
Wingless on luna --
Amiable strangers --
First out --
Dialectics of a moon mission --
VII: One giant leap --
Outward bound --
The landing --
One small step --
Return to earth --
For all mankind --
VIII: Dark side of the moon --
Standing ground --
To engineer is human --
The astronaut is icon --
Into the heartland.
Responsibility: James R. Hansen.

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