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Light this candle : the life and times of Alan Shepard, America's first spaceman

Author: Neal Thompson
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A portrait of Mercury Seven team member Alan Shepard, America's first man into space, describes his achievements as a test pilot, competitive nature, and career-challenging struggles with illness.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thompson, Neal.
Light this candle.
New York : Crown Publishers, c2004
(OCoLC)607076261
Named Person: Alan B Shepard; Alan B Shepard; Alan B Shepard; Alan B Shepard
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neal Thompson
ISBN: 0609610015 9780609610015
OCLC Number: 52631310
Description: xvii, 445 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I. Before space --
Chapter 1: "Alan was really kind of a loner" --
Chapter 2: I think I love you --
Chapter 3: "The kamikazes raised hell last night" --
Chapter 4: "Unsafe for solo" in Zoom Town --
Chapter 5: A perfectly charming son of a bitch --
Chapter 6: Shepard should be court martialed --
Chapter 7: "Do you wish to declare an emergency?" --
Chapter 8: "That little rascal." --
PART II. Into space --
Chapter 9: "We made them heroes, the first day they were picked" --
Chapter 10: Eyeballs in, eyeballs out --
Chapter 11: "A harlot of a town" --
Chapter 12: "I think I got myself in trouble." --
Chapter 13: "We had 'em by the short hairs, and we gave it away." --
Chapter 14: "Light this candle!" --
Chapter 15: "We choose to go to the moon." --
Chapter 16: "I'm sick ... Should I just hang it up?" --
Chapter 17: How to succeed in business without really flying - much --
Chapter 18: "Captain Shepard? ... I'm Charles Lindbergh." --
Chapter 19: "What's wrong with this ship?" --
Part III. After space --
Chapter 20: "When you've been to the moon, where else are you going to go?" --
Chapter 21: "I saw a different Alan Shepard, completely different" --
Chapter 22: "This is the toughest man I've ever met."
Responsibility: Neal Thompson.
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A portrait of Mercury Seven team member Alan Shepard, America's first man into space, describes his achievements as a test pilot, competitive nature, and career-challenging struggles with illness.

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