First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen - PDF free download eBook

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  • Published: Dec 19, 2015
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Marking the forty-fifth anniversary of Apollo 11s moon landing, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of Americas most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrongthe man whose "one small step" changed history....

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9781476727813
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
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English
Pages
784
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Marking the forty-fifth anniversary of Apollo 11s moon landing, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of Americas most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrongthe man whose "one small step" changed history. _25E2_2580_259CThe Eagle has landed. _25E2_2580_259D When Apollo 11 touched down on the moons surface in 1969, the first man on the moon became a legend.

In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this "magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. Upon his return to earth, Armstrong was honored and celebrated for his monumental achievement.

He was alsoas James R. Hansen reveals in this fascinating and important biographymisunderstood. Armstrongs accomplishments as engineer, test pilot, and astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansens unprecedented access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield this first in-depth analysis of an elusive American celebrity still renowned the world over.

In a riveting narrative filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong_25E2_2580_2599s 0E5D905461 For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrongs storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. For the forty-five years since the Moon landing, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life. In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual.

In First Man, the personal, technological, epic, and iconic blend to form the portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as historys most famous space traveler.

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R. Hansen is a professor of history at Auburn University. A former historian for NASA, Hansen is the author of ten books on the history of aerospace.

He lives in Auburn, Alabama. views with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this "magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. Upon his return to earth, Armstrong was honored and celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was alsoas James R.

Hansen reveals in this fascinating and important biographymisunderstood. Armstrongs accomplishments as engineer, test pilot, and astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansens unprecedented access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield this first in-depth analysis of an elusive American celebrity still renowned the world over. In a riveting narrative filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong_25E2_2580_2599s 0E5D905461 For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrongs storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children.

For the forty-five years since the Moon landing, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life. In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. In First Man, the personal, technological, epic, and iconic blend to form the portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as historys most famous space traveler.

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