The Last Man on the Moon
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BeschreibungPioneer astronaut Eugene Cernan left the last footprint on the Moon as commander of Apollo 17. He now tells his story about the fear, love, and sacrifice of the few men who dared to reach beyond the heavens for the biggest prize of all--the Moon. 16-page photo insert.
PortraitEugene Cernan is an aerospace executive, consultant and lecturer. He lives in Houston. Don Davis was a newspaper and wire service correspondent whose assignments ranged from Selma to Saigon and Cape Kennedy to the White House before becoming a "New York Times" bestselling author. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Robin.
Pressestimmen"This is an exciting, insider's take on what it was like to become one of the first humans in space." "--Publishers Weekly"
"Eugene Cernan offers unique insight...[he's] experienced it all" --"African Sun Times"""
"A fascinating book...Cernan pulls few punches." --"Charlotte Observer"""
"Refreshingly told...written as though it's been days since he went to space, not decades." --"St. Petersburg Times"""
"[with] thrilling highlights, this is a book not just about space flight but also about the often brutal competition that went on between the US and the Soviet Union." --"Washington Times"""
"With the feel of a story recalled among friends, this is an appealingly down to earth account from the last man to walk on the moon. No advanced physics, no scientific mumbo-jumbo. Just a thoroughly engrossing recollection of Cernan's crucial role in the conquest of space. I loved the book." --Ron Howard, Director, "Apollo 13"
"I know the American people will learn a great deal from this book. I hope they learn a lot more about astronaut Gene Cernan, my friend, a man of courage and dedication." --"President George Bush"
Untertitel: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space. one 16-page b/w photo insert. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: St Martin's Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2000
Seitenanzahl: 368 Seiten