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Rocket men : the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon / Robert Kurson.

Kurson, Robert, (author.).

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  • 20 of 34 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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2 current holds with 34 total copies.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 629.454 KUR ROC (Text) 34207002151174 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 629.45 KUR (Text) 37521530886847 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main 629.45 KUR (Text) 36803001050215 NONFIC Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown 629.45 K96 (Text) 79361000108128 Adult Nonfiction - Technology & Engineering Checked out 06/04/2018
Butler PL - Butler 629.45 KUR (Text) 73174005035152 Adult: Nonfiction Checked out 06/12/2018
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 629.454 KUR (Text) 33118000183954 Adult: New Book Available -
Clinton PL - Clinton 629.454 KUR (Text) 36806002084653 NEW ITEMS Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville 629.45 (Text) 78321000027402 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 629.45 KUR (Text) 840191002492531 Auburn Plaza - New Adult Fiction Checked out 05/30/2018
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 629.454 KUR (Text) 33187004353245 Nonfiction Checked out 05/30/2018
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812988703
  • ISBN: 0812988701
  • Physical Description: x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-356) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Countdown -- Do you want to go to the moon? -- The space race -- A secret plan -- Are you out of your mind? -- Frank Borman -- Just four months -- Jim Lovell -- Pushed to superhuman speeds -- Bill Anders -- How's fifty-fifty? -- My God, we are really doing this -- Leaving home -- A deeply troubled year -- A critical test -- An astronaut in trouble -- Equigravisphere -- Racing the moon -- Our most ancient companion -- Earthrise -- The Heaven and the Earth -- Aiming for home -- Please be informed-there is a Santa Claus -- Help from an old friend -- The men who saved 1968 -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, this is a vivid, gripping, you-are-there narrative that shows anew the epic danger involved, and the singular bravery it took, for man to leave Earth for the first time - and to arrive at a new world.
Subject: Borman, Frank, 1928 March 14-
Lovell, Jim.
Anders, William A. (William Alison), 1933-
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Space flight to the moon.
Apollo 8 (Spacecraft)

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