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First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

James R. Hansen


ISBN: 9781508264774
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
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The first-and only-definitive authorized account of Neil Armstrong, the man whose one small step changed history When Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon's surface in 1969, the first man on the Moon became a legend. In First Man , author James R. Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over 50 hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century ( Publishers Weekly , starred review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. In this compelling and nuanced portrait ( Chicago Tribune ) filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong's career in flying, from his 78 combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative trans-atmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong's storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. For the near-50 years since the Moon landing, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life. A penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. First Man burrows deep into Armstrong's past and present ... What emerges is an earnest and brave man ( Houston Chronicle ) who will forever be known as history's most famous space traveler.

Product Details

Author
James R. Hansen
Short Title
1ST MAN D
Playing time
999
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Audio
Language
English
ISBN-10
1508264775
ISBN-13
9781508264774
Format
Compact Disc
Abridged
Yes
Year
2018
Publication Date
2018-05-29
Subtitle
The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
Audience
General/Trade