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Moon Fire : The Epic Journey of Apollo 11 (Hardcover) (Norman Mailer)

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And the moon came nearer: Journey back to July 20, 1969
It has been called the single most historic event of the 20th century: On July 20, 1969, after a decade of tests and training, supported by a staff of 400,000 engineers and scientists, and with a budget of billions, the most powerful rocket ever launched brought Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon.Nobody captured the men, the mood, and the machinery like Norman Mailer, hired byLIFE magazine to cover the mission in a dazzling reportage he later enhanced into the brilliantly crafted book,Of a Fire on the Moon.Rediscover this epoch-making event with TASCHEN’s adaptation of Mailer’s account, now in our popular Reader's Edition so you can reallycurl up and travel not just back in time, but into outer space. The text is accompanied byhundreds of photographs from the NASA vaults, thearchives of LIFE, and other leading magazines of the day, documenting the development of the agency and the mission, life inside the command module and on the moon’s surface, as well as the world’s jubilant reaction to the landing.Captions by leading Apollo 11 experts explain the history and science behind the images, citing the mission log, publications of the day, and postflight astronaut interviews, while an evocative introduction byColum McCann celebrates Mailer’s incomparable skill at transforming “the science of space...the weight of history...the breadth of mythology” into prose.
Number of Pages: 613
Genre: Photography
Sub-Genre: Subjects + Themes / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Author: Norman Mailer
Language: English
Street Date: July 30, 2015
TCIN: 17240472
UPC: 9783836556224
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-5153
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