Shoot for the Moon The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 (Pdf kindle) by James Donovan

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Shoot for the Moon The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

Al achievement and a triumph of American spirit and ingenuity the Apollo 11 mission and the entire Apollo program was a mammoth undertaking involving than 410000 men and women dedicated to putting a man on the Moon and winning the Space Race against the SovietsSeen through the eyes of the those who lived it Shoot for the Moon reveals the dangers the challenges and. I enjoyed reading this but had thought most of it would be about Apollo 11 and it really wasn t I did like the part about the Gemini missions as they often get overlooked in books about the space race

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The sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11 but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that made it possible Both sweeping and intimate and based on exhaustive research and dozens of fresh interviews bestselling author James Donovan's Shoot for the Moon is the definitive and thrilling account of one of humankind's most extraordinary feats of exploration. James Donovan s Shoot For The Moon is the first book about America s triumphant moon landing in 1969 that puts the feat in its proper context Donovan balances a technical analysis of space flight with gripping biographical details about the major players involved in the three NASA programs of the 1960s Mercury Gemini and Apollo On May 25 1961 President Kennedy gave a speech before Congress exhorting America to send a man to the moon by end of the decade The date was less than three weeks after Alan B Shepard became the first American to go into space Shoot For The Moon extensively documents both the achievements and failures of Mercury Gemini and Apollo prior to the moon landingAmerica s journey into space had its origins in the surrender of German rocket scientist Wer

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For the 50th anniversary the epic story of Apollo 11 and the astronauts flight controllers and engineers who made it happen by the author of the bestselling A Terrible Glory and The Blood of HeroesOn July 20 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon a moment forever ingrained in history Perhaps the world's greatest technologic. What a thrilling book Even though I knew the outcome from the beginning having lived the early space years as a youth I could not put this book down making up excuses to drive my car so I could listen to the next chapter Donovan details the history of the race to the moon including a lot of material that has come to light in the years since especially about the Soviet space efforts He chronicles the selection of the astronauts and the factors that affected the selection of the men and crews for the Gemini and Apollo missions While many of us have been captivated by Tom Hanks as James Lovell in Apollo 13 the near catastrophe the successful story of Apollo 11 is eually compelling as the unknowns and dangers involved in the mission were significant Armstrong Aldrin and Collins


About the Author: James Donovan

James Donovan is the author of the bestselling books The Blood of Heroes The 13 Day Struggle for the Alamo–and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation and A Terrible Glory Custer and the Little Bighorn the Last Great Battle of the American West He lives in Dallas Texas



10 thoughts on “Shoot for the Moon The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

  1. says:

    25 StarsI'm that person who devours any book written about the space program When I saw this I had to have it You would think that a book published for Apollo 11's 50th anniversary with the Apollo 11 in the title would focus on that

  2. says:

    What a thrilling book Even though I knew the outcome from the beginning having lived the early space years as a youth I could not put this book down making up excuses to drive my car so I could listen to the next

  3. says:

    I thought this book is just about Apollo 11 However this book is informative It details the American space program from the very beginning culminating in Apollo 11 and the moon landing I learned a lot like Lyndon Johnson's big role in encouraging the space program's birth Learned that politics played a very big role too if not for the Soviet's push for space exploration and subseuent glory the Americans probably would no

  4. says:

    Audio bookThis was a fun book to listen to I do not consider myself to be overly knowledgable about the space race but this was not my first foray into that subjectThe book is well written and definitely kept my attention The first 23rds of t

  5. says:

    This was informative entertaining and well written

  6. says:

    I enjoyed reading this but had thought most of it would be about Apollo 11 and it really wasn't I did like the part about the Gemini missions as they often get overlooked in books about the space race

  7. says:

    James Donovan’s Shoot For The Moon is the first book about America’s triumphant moon landing in 1969 that puts the feat in its proper con

  8. says:

    An enjoyable read documenting the history of manned space flight from the beginning through the Apollo 11 moon landing The book covers many facets of the successful mission to land man on the moon The author covers the As

  9. says:

    Good historic look at the space race I might even have it on my re read list That being said I still loved First Man a bit

  10. says:

    I'm a sucker for most anything about the 1960's NASA missions and therefore easily lured in by this book I thoroughly enjoyed it Not too technical and sprinkled with plenty of great anecdotes

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