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First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong / James R. Hansen.

Hansen, James R. (Author).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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2 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch B ARMSTRO HAN (Text) 34207002198100 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Available -
Benton Co PL - Fowler B ARMSTRONG (Text) 34044000948305 Adult Biography Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library ACQ17847 (Text) NWBRG17847 Teen NEW On order -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501153068
  • ISBN: 9781982103163
  • ISBN: 1501153064
  • Physical Description: 441 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-416) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: The launch -- Part One: Boy pilot -- Part Two: Naval aviator -- Part Three: Research pilot -- Part Four: Astronaut -- Part Five: Apollo commander -- Part Six: Moonwalker -- Part Seven: Icon.
Summary, etc.:
On July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch 38-year-old American astronaut Neil A. Armstrong become the first person ever to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Upon his return to Earth, Armstrong was celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was also--as NASA historian Hansen reveals in this authorized biography--misunderstood. Armstrong's accomplishments as an engineer, a test pilot, and an astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen's access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield the first in-depth analysis of this elusive, reluctant hero. Hansen recreates Armstrong's flying career, from his combat missions over North Korea to his transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to the first-ever docking in space. 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.--From publisher description.
Subject: Armstrong, Neil, 1930-2012
Project Apollo (U.S.) > History.
Armstrong, Neil, 1930-2012
Armstrong, Neil Alden.
Armstrong, Neil.
Astronauts > United States > Biography.
Space flight to the moon > History.
Apollo-project.
Apollo 11 flight.
Spacecrews.
Genre: Biographies.

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