Monday, August 27, 2012

Space Race

Neil Armstrong the first man to walk on the Moon has died at the age of 82. Remember the race to the Moon with these books.

John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon
     by John M. Logsdon
JFK actively involved himself in space decisions and several times reviewed his decision to go to the Moon, each time concluding that the benefits of being the leader in space outweighed the massive costs of the lunar landing enterprise. Logsdon traces the evolution of JFK’s thinking and policy up until his assassination

The Race: The Uncensored Story of How America Beat Russia to the Moon
     by James L. Schefter
The messy and glorious saga of the golden years of the American space program, told in never-before-revealed detail by a man who was there. Life reporter Schefter could not write a fraction of what he saw then for PR reasons.Now, at last, he can tell it all.

Race to the Moon: America's Duel with the Soviets
     by William B. Breuer
Race to the Moon is the first book to trace the entire story of how America got to the moon before Communist Russia.
The book reads like an espionage thriller.

One Giant Leap: Apollo 11 Remembered
     by Piers Bizony
The first moon landing in July 1969 captured the imagination of the world as no subsequent "space spectacular" has.  Forty years later, space historian Piers Bizony has produced a stunning visual record of this unparalleled mission.
The Book of the Moon
     by Rick Stroud
To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of man's first steps on the moon, a visually striking cornucopia of everything worth knowing about our closest neighbor in space.


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