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This by far is the best book on Armstrong, very detailed and in fact the writing style somewhat reflects the subjects personality.
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.
I would highly recommend this book to those interested in learning more about Neil Armstrong or about the history of the U.S. space program.
What a wonderful and complete work. This book goes into great detail, and it feels like if you were present, as events unfolded. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Robert Cohn
I read one review about the new book on Neil Armstrong that recommended this book instead and this book was $0. Read morePublished 13 days ago by MJR_Mpls
I have been a pilot all of my life. My two greatest heroes are Charles Lindbergh and Neil Armstrong. I read 'Lindbergh' by Scott Berg, and now 'First Man' by James R. Hansen. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Robert Gilbert
It's been awhile since my dad was able to sit and read an entire book just for pleasure. But recently retired, he suddenly has more time on his hands. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jen D.
I'm not big on biographies, except for a few big hitters (Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs") as it tends to be difficult for them to hold my attention in an engaging way. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kris Mortensen
One of the best books that I have read on the life of one of our most dedicated astronauts. I believe that a as a young he wanted to get to the moon and strove to make that a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert J. OBrien
Lengthy and rich with detail; but well worth the slog. I learned a lot about Armstrong. It also refreshed my memory on matters that I had forgotten or nearly forgotten.Published 3 months ago by V. Ciricola