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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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  • 4 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola LP 629.454 KUR (Text) 33118000184050 Adult: Large Print In transit -
Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville LP 629.45 KUR (Text) 76895000295057 1st Floor New Books Available -
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza LP NF 629.45 KUR (Text) 840191002514161 Auburn Plaza - Large Print Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 629.454 KURS (Text) 39231033439445 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 629.454 KURS (Text) 39231033465861 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Checked out 02/05/2019
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield L.P. 629.45 Kurson (Text) 31208912043223 large print Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525589938
  • ISBN: 0525589937
  • Physical Description: x, 564 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [531]-538) 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 -- Diagram of Apollo 8.
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: Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 8 (Spacecraft)
Space flight to the moon.
United States > History > 20th century.
Space sciences.
Expeditions & Discoveries.
Genre: Large type books.

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