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Rocket men : the triumph and tragedy of the first Americans on the moon

Author: Craig Nelson
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Recreates the story of the Apollo 11 moon mission through interviews, NASA oral histories, and declassified CIA documents.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Nelson
ISBN: 9780670021031 0670021032
OCLC Number: 972375023
Description: xii, 404 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Behemoth --
The general's command --
Anything but what he is --
The sons of Galileo --
Mr. Cool Stone --
Don't eat toads --
A way to talk to God --
The great black sea --
The birth of the moon --
How the pyramids were built --
Total Cold War --
The bluff at Nobleman's Grave --
The fluid front --
The transfiguration --
The eagle has wings --
One of those sad days when you lose a machine --
"Mr. president, the eagle has landed? --
To rediscover childhood --
A tenuous grasp --
We missed the whole thing --
Through you, we touched the moon --
Aftermath.
Responsibility: Craig Nelson.

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Recreates the story of the Apollo 11 moon mission through interviews, NASA oral histories, and declassified CIA documents.

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