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As the world observes the 25th anniversary of the first man on the moon, this exciting book tells the gripping story of the engineers who answered President Kennedy's challenge and devoted their lives to accomplishing the impossible. "A fascinating book . . . about what Americans can achieve with vision and teamwork."--Buzz Aldrin.
Posted May 23, 2006
A true story that reads as a top notch fiction book. This novel tells the behind the scenes 'high drama' of the Apollo program as told from the vantage point of North American Aviation-one of the thousands of contractors working on the program. The story focal point is legendary aviation engineer Harrison Storms. He and the incredible cast of individuals in this book make for an incredible read. Its difficult to imagine us getting to the moon in the time we did without men like these.This is not so much a technical story of Apollo/Saturn as it is a story of how far the human spirit will go to achieve. There were many areas in this book which showcase human inginuity and imagination on an unprecedented level while also letting the reader understand the incredible stresses placed upon those involved.This is definitly not 'just another space book' and can be appreciated by young and old, male of female- my 75 year old mother read it and said 'I had no idea of the incredible 'other side' of the space program...the best book I've read that shows the human spirit in high gear'. After reading this book I felt a much higher appreciation of what was really going on during the Apollo era, I highly recommend this book to those literary thrill seekers that usually find factual books too bland.
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