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A Well-Researched Biography of the First Man on the Moon
on September 15, 2014
This is a good biography of Neil Armstrong, and is chock-full of fascinating information and insights into this legendary life. James Hansen has definitely done his research, and is to be commended for all the effort he put into researching and writing this tome. However, I felt this book could have been more concise, which is why I gave this book 4 stars rather than 5. Still, this book does justice to Neil Armstrong, correcting the popular misperception that Armstrong was hostile towards the public. He was definitely reticent, and preferred to be private, but he did make public appearances, even if they were not as often as the public or news reporters wished. Another thing that really comes through in this book is that Neil's first love was always flying, and not necessarily exploration.
This is a good book for scholars who wish to study Neil Armstrong's life in depth. For those who wish to have a general overview of Neil's Armstrong's life, I would suggest you look elsewhere for a more concise book.