Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon

Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon

by Alan B. Shepard, Deke Slayton
     
 

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Shepard and the late Slayton, two of the original Mercury astronauts, here team up with two veteran space reporters to produce a firsthand account of the space program's early days. The narrative is at its best when it focuses on the astronauts' flight experiences-Shepard's brief Mercury flight, his lunar landing mission ten years later, and Slayton's long-delayed trip into space aboard the last Apollo mission in 1975. On the down side, its use of re-created conversations that pass as exposition weaken the narrative, making it sound more like a screenplay prospectus than a space history. For example, it is doubtful that John Glenn had to explain to his fellow astronauts what the Saturn launch vehicle was. One comes away wishing for more insight into what it was like to walk on the moon and less about the astronauts' pranks and peccadillos. Still, with the book's publication timed to coincide with this July's 25th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, this title may see some demand. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 1/94.]-Thomas Frieling, Bainbridge Coll., Ga.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570361678
Publisher:
Turner Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/15/1995
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.08(d)

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