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First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong

Author: James R Hansen
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2018. ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Simon & Schuster trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The story of Neil A. Armstrong, who became the first person to walk on the moon, on July 20, 1969. This biography examines the complex legacy of Armstrong, as an astronaut and as an individual, to form a portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as history's most famous space traveler.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hansen, James R.
First man.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2005
(OCoLC)623209046
Named Person: Neil Armstrong; Neil Armstrong; Neil Armstrong
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James R Hansen
ISBN: 9781501153068 1501153064 9781982103163 1982103167 1471177890 9781471177897
OCLC Number: 1038003836
Description: xv, 441 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 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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