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First Man

The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

Book - 2018 | Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2018
Edition: Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9781982103163 (paperback)
1982103167 (paperback)
Branch Call Number: B ARMSTRONG
Characteristics: xv, 441 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Oct 23, 2012

I started reading this book within a week after Neil Armstrong died. The length concerned me at first, but I dug in. Author Hansen subjects the reader to tedious detail at times, but this makes for a more complete picture of the man. Reveals Armstrong to have been a thinker who also took decisive action; a brave combat and test pilot who also was a calm engineer. Also reveals him not to have been the recluse he was reputed to be. Very active as professor, head or board member of charitable organizations, civic leader, etc. Just did not make himself very accessible to the media.


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jmkrasner Feb 22, 2014

Somewhere between 750,000 and 1 million people, the largest crowd ever for a space launch, gathered at Florida’s Cape Kennedy in the days leading to Wednesday, July 16, 1969. Nearly a thousand policemen, state troopers, and waterborne state conservation patrolmen struggled through the previous night to keep an estimated 350,000 cars and boats flowing on the roads and waterways. One enterprising state auto inspector leased two miles of roadside from orange growers, charging two bucks a head for viewing privileges.


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