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SHOOT FOR THE MOON: THE SPACE RACE AND THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE OF APOLLO 11

James Donovan

“The best book on Apollo that I have read. Extensively researched and meticulously accurate, it successfully traces not only the technical highlights of the program but also the contributions of the extraordinary people who made it possible.”
--Mike Collins, Command module pilot, Apollo 11

For the 50th anniversary, this is the epic story of Apollo 11 and the astronauts, flight controllers, and engineers who made it happen, told by Dallas' own James Donovan, author of the bestselling A TERRIBLE GLORY* and THE BLOOD OF HEROES**. Both sweeping and intimate, and based on exhaustive research and dozens of fresh interviews, Donovan’s SHOOT FOR THE MOON is the definitive, most thrilling account of humankind’s most extraordinary feat of exploration.

On 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 technological achievement -- and a triumph of American spirit and ingenuity -- the Apollo 11 mission, and the entire Apollo program, was a mammoth undertaking. More than 410,000 men and women were dedicated to putting a man on the moon and winning the Space Race against the Soviets.

Seen through the eyes of the those who lived it, SHOOT FOR THE MOON reveals the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined Apollo 11, as well as the Mercury and Gemini missions that made it possible. 

ALSO BY JAMES DONOVAN
*A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn-the Last Great Battle of the American West
**The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo--and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation  

Tuesday, March 12th, 7:00PM
Event address: 
10720 Preston Road
Ste 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230
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$30.00
ISBN: 9780316341783
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 12th, 2019