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It's that very reason why "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" by James Hansen is so remarkable.
Having read many of the books by and about the moonwalkers, if you are looking for a thorough treatment of an astronaut's life story, this is the only one.
This by far is the best book on Armstrong, very detailed and in fact the writing style somewhat reflects the subjects personality.
What a chore of love to finish this. Not for those casually interested in the space program as a whole, or anyone seeking direct insight into Armstrong's character. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Douglas M. Keenan
Very detailed, researched, and well documented . A real good read.Published 1 day ago by Bruce Johnson
Wow. Where to start? The mind-numbing minutia presented by Mr. Hansen reads like the most boring, technical catalog of a person's life that I have ever seen. There is no story. Read morePublished 3 days ago by A. Briggs
Hard t believe that the first moon landing was 45 years ago. The book brought back many memories and a new insight to the relationship between Armstrong, Alden and Collins.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Gift to my son as he wants to be an astronaut; the look on his face was priceless. He is reading the book and so will I.Published 10 days ago by Nancy Saez
Everything you didn't know about the first man to walk on the moon.Published 10 days ago by Patrick L. Donaldson
Very interesting facts about the whole space endeavour and the men involvedPublished 11 days ago by Thomas Lindow
The first 30% is too technical, THEN it gets really great, I did not want to put in down. It did take longer than most books to read b/c of that also. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Neta03
If you like NASA or the space program you will love this book. I love NASA and learned so much about Armstrong that I did not know. He is a true hero to be looked up to. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Chris