Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon, Craig Nelson
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Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon

Author: Craig Nelson

Narrator: Richard McGonagle

Unabridged: 17 hr 7 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 06/25/2009

Genre: History - United States - 20th Century

Synopsis

"Celebrates a bold era when voyaging beyond the Earth was deemed crucial to national security and pride."
-The Wall Street Journal

Restoring the drama, majesty, and sheer improbability of an American triumph, this is award-winning historian Craig Nelson's definitive and thrilling story of man's first trip to the moon. At 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 rocket launched in the presence of more than a million spectators who had gathered to witness a truly historic event. Through interviews, 23,000 pages of NASA oral histories, and declassified CIA documents on the space race, Rocket Men presents a vivid narrative of the moon mission, taking readers on the journey to one of the last frontiers of the human imagination.

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