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- DescriptionMarking the forty-fifth anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America's most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong--the man whose one small step changed history. <p/> The Eagle has landed. <p/>When Apollo 11 touched down on the moon's surface in 1969, the first man on the moon became a legend. In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this magnificent parama of the second half of the American twentieth century (Publishers Weekly, starred review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. <p/>Upon his return to earth, Armstrong was hored and celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was also--as James R. Hansen reveals in this fascinating and important biography--misunderstood. Armstrong's accomplishments as engineer, test pilot, and astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen's unprecedented access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield this first in-depth analysis of an elusive American celebrity still rewned the world over. <p/>In a riveting narrative filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong's career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. These milestones made it seem, as Armstrong's mother Viola memorably put it, as if from the very moment he was born--farther back still--that our son was somehow destined for the Apollo 11 mission. <p/>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 forty-five years since the Moon landing, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life. <p/>In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. In First Man, the personal, techlogical, epic, and iconic blend to form the portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be kwn as history's most famous space traveler.
- Author(s)James R Hansen
- PublisherSimon & Schuster
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: Science, Technology & Medical
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSimon & Schuster
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight862 g
- Width155 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine46 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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