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In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight) Hardcover – September 1, 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
The vividness and suspense flows well. The editing is excellent. A must have book for any serious space history buff.
Tahir Rahman, author of We Came in Peace for all Mankind
This is a fantastic book, accounting the details and nuances of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronauts and their missions. Mr. Francis French and co-author Colin Burgess has taken just another telling of human space flight and created a new track - infused in it the personal thoughts, sentiments and reflections of ordinary men doing extra-ordinary feats. One does not quickly skim through this document, but instead slowly take in what the astronauts are telling us.
The authors gained the confidence and respect from the astronauts to share with them data, information and personal experiences not found anywhere else. I found myself lost in reading about the never before known aspects of the pioneers of the Mercury and Gemini programs - testing never before used technology and crews sharing their often near disastrous incidents. This is where man learned how to fly in space, with the Gemini capsule being the most maneuverable craft...even by todays standards. Questions we often asked ourselves about conditions in the crew cabin, conflicts with NASA administration or more private (and sometimes embarrassing), events/incidents are answered in this work.
I had the honor to interview Mr. French while he was Chicago, and he brought new insights and narration to the book and companion film. Sharing with me his own experiences in researching, interviewing and documenting forever the words of the astronauts, he demonstrated his love and passion for his work.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought this was a really interesting book, and I enjoyed it. I learned a lot about the space program during the '60's. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Leslie F.
This is the 32nd book that I have read on the history of our country's space program and it is easily in my top five... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nicholas D. Angelica
A thoroughly enjoyable read. An excellent companion to Lost Moon and The Right Stuff.Published 15 months ago by Philip E. Natonski
This book had some very interesting insights on the people & events involved in the race to the moon. Read morePublished 20 months ago by tjack
"In the Shadow of the Moon" chronicles the oft overlooked NASA missions wedged between the original trailblazing Mercury program and its culmination in project Apollo. Read morePublished on February 25, 2014 by dj
In The Shadow of the Moon is a wonderful telling of the highs and lows of the U.S. and Soviet space programs from the end of the Mercury program all the way to the Apollo 11 Moon... Read morePublished on February 17, 2014 by W. S. Kardel