ISBN-10:
039332513X
ISBN-13:
9780393325133
Pub. Date:
02/10/1992
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Angle of Attack: Harrison Storms and the Race to the Moon

Angle of Attack: Harrison Storms and the Race to the Moon

by Mike Gray
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ISBN-13: 9780393325133
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/10/1992
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 600,692
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mike Gray (1935—2013) was an engineer, screenwriter, and author. He was the co-founder of The Film Group, a Chicago-based production company.

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Angle of Attack: Harrison Storms and the Race to the Moon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
AEROSPIKE1 More than 1 year ago
I WAS A PRO SPACE PROGRAM TEEN DURING THE MOON LANDING AND WATCHED NEIL MAKE THOSE FIRST STEPS ON THE MOON, MY FAMILY DID NOT WANT OR UNDERSTAND WHY WE HAD TO SPEND THE COUNTRY'S RESOURCES TO PUT MAN ON THE MOON WHICH SOME TIMES LED TO HEATED DEBATES. APOLLO INSPIRED ME TO A FUTURE IN AVIATION AND IT WAS DURING THE MID 80S THAT AIR&SPACE MAG. RECOMMENDED THIS NEW BOOK COMING TO PRINT BY MIKE GRAY, NEEDLESS TO SAY I PURCHASED THAT FIRST PRINT OF ANGLE OF ATTACK. I HAD TO FORCE MYSELF TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN FOR READING LATER BUT I COULD NOT AND WOULD WAKE FROM PARTIAL SLEEP TO FINISH IT, FROM SOMEONE IN AEROSPACE'S TECHNICAL AREA I FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT IT TAKES AND THE PROBLEMS THAT HAD TO BE SOLVED BEFORE THIS MACHINE SYSTEM COULD BE ENTRUSTED TO TAKE HUMANS TO THE MOON! I ALSO LOVE THIS BOOK FOR ACKNOWLEDGING THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR BUILDING THE APOLLO SYSTEM FOR WHICH THIS BOOK WAS DEDICATED AND RIGHTFULLY SO.
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