The Inside, Lesser Known Story Of NASA S Boldest And Riskiest Mission Apollo , Mankind S First Journey To The Moon On Christmas In A Riveting Account Of Three Heroic Astronauts Who Took One Of The Most Dangerous Space Flights Ever, From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of Shadow Divers In Early , The Apollo Program Was On Shaky Footing President Kennedy S End Of Decade Deadline To Put A Man On The Moon Was In Jeopardy, And The Soviets Were Threatening To Pull Ahead In The Space Race By August , With Its Back Against The Wall, NASA Decided To Scrap Its Usual Methodical Approach And Shoot For The Heavens With Just Four Months To Prepare A Fraction Of The Normal Time The Agency Would Send The First Men In History To The Moon In A Year Of Historic Violence And Discord The Tet Offensive, The Assassinations Of MLK And RFK, The Chicago DNC Riots The Apollo Mission Was The Boldest Test Of What America Could Do With A Focus On Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, And Bill Anders, And Their Wives And Children, This Is A Vivid, Gripping, You Are There Narrative That Shows Anew The Epic Danger Involved, And The Singular Bravery It Took, For Man To Leave Earth For The First Time And To Arrive At A New World
Robert Kurson is an American author, best known for his bestselling book, Shadow Divers, the true story of two Americans who discover a sunken World War II German U boat and for Crashing Through, the story of an entrepreneur who regains his eyesight after a lifetime of blindness.Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School and practicing real estate law His professional writing career began at the Chicago Sun Times, where he started as a sports agate clerk and soon gained a full time features writing job In 2000, Esquire published My Favorite Teacher, his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award He moved from the Sun Times to Chicago magazine, then to Esquire, where he won a National Magazine Award and was a contributing editor for years His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications He lives in Chicago.
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