Rocket Men



The Inside, Lesser Known Story Of NASA S Boldest And Riskiest Mission Apollo 8, Mankind S First Journey To The Moon On Christmas In 1968 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 1968, 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 1968, 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 8 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.Rocket Men

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 profe 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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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Rocket Men
  • Robert Kurson
  • 12 May 2018
  • 0812988701

10 thoughts on “Rocket Men

  1. says:

    Kurson s incredible book Rocket Men tells one of the greatest stories of adventure in the modern age, a story that captivated not just the nation, but the entire world It s the story of the race to the moon If you loved The Right Stuff and Apollo 13, you ll love this book After the Soviets launched Sputnik, the space race had begun and, although John Kennedy set getting to the moon within ten years as a goal, it almost didn t happen Growing up, we all knew the names of the three astronauts Kurson s incredible book Rocket Men tells one of the greatest stories of adventure in the modern age, a story that captivated not just the nation, but the entire world It s the story of the race to the moon If you loved The Right Stuff and Apollo 13, you ll love this book After the Soviets launched Sputnik, the space race had begun and, although John Kennedy set getting to the moon within ten years as a goal, it almost didn t happen Growing up, we all knew the names of the three astronauts who actually landed on the moon, but the story of Apollo 8, the rocket that first made it to the moon is a farincredible story, particularly given how quickly the launch came together without the usual testing Kurson takes on a journey with Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, to the moon and back, step by breathtaking step You can feel the world s emotions as the countdown commences, as each rocket stage breaks off, as the astronauts disappear in the dark side of the moon, and as t...

  2. says:

    Rocket Men The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 is a very compelling narrative history of the first and very risky journey of man leaving earth to orbit the moon Kurson, like in his previous work, Shadow Divers, delves deeply into the context of a singular event, and makes the unique fit into the larger history.With Rocket Men, the primary focus is on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders While appropriate attention is devoted to their three families back in Houston, events in Missio Rocket Men The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 is a very compelling narrative history of the first and very risky journey of man leaving earth to orbit the moon Kurson, like in his previous work, Shadow Divers, delves deeply into the context of a singular event, and makes the unique fit into the larger history.With Rocket Me...

  3. says:

    Rocket Men is a record of America s space program s efforts to beat the Soviets in getting to the moon It mentions Apollo 1 disaster that took three lives and caused the acceleration of American efforts Apollo 8 s entire workup and mission is lai...

  4. says:

    A great story, well told.

  5. says:

    John F Kennedy had promised to put a man on the moon before the end of the 1960 s and after his assassination, Lyndon Johnson supported this unlikely goal The USA had a tremendous desire to win the space race, however, and against all odds, Apollo 8 was conceived and implemented, some said too quickly Astronauts Borman, Lovell, and Anders went on the historic Christmas 1968 mission to orbit the moon, and after a terrible year of riots, carnage in Vietnam, and assassinations of two beloved lea John F Kennedy had promised to put a man on the moon before the end of the 1960 s and after his assassination, Lyndon Johnson supported this unlikely goal The USA had a tremendous desire to win the space race, however, and ...

  6. says:

    Robert Kurson s excellent look at the 1968 voyage of Apollo 8, Rocket Men The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 , has already received excellent reviews on , so I can add very little However, I will say that the writing is low key but compelling as Kurson writes about the politics, the people, and the history of the United Stat...

  7. says:

    I was fortunate enough to receive an Advance Reader s Edition of Rocket Men through a Goodreads giveaway As expected, it was excellent.With the violent and divisive year of 1968 as a backdrop, the story centers around NASA s hurried plan to beat the Russians and become the first to send a manned mission into lunar orbit and keep hope alive for a moon landing by the end of the decade.Much like his other work, Kurson s vivid detail and dramatic pacing make for an incredible read Just enough tech I was fortunate enough to receive an Advance Reader s Edition of Rocket Men through a Goodreads giveaway As expected, it was excellent.With the violent and divisive year of 1968 as a backdrop, the story centers around NASA s hurried plan to beat the Russians and become the first to send a manned mission into lunar orbit and keep hope alive for a moon landing by the end of the decade.Much like his other work, Kurson s vivid detail and dramatic pacing make for an incredible read Just enough technical detail...

  8. says:

    Thx to the author Robert Kurson and the Publisher for giving me this book in a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for a honest review.They Saved 1968Rocket Men The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 is a very compelling narrative history of the first and very risky journey of man leaving earth to orbit the moon Kurson, like in his previous work, Shadow Divers, delves deeply into the context of a singular event, and makes the unique fit into the larger history.With Rocket Men, the primary f...

  9. says:

    I read this book from an ARC provided by the publisher, through a Goodreads giveaway.This is an interesting book, a very personal story about the astronaut crew of the Apollo 8, the first craft to carry humans around the moon Unlike the later Apollo 11, these men had no chance to touch the lunar ground, but instead they were the test platform for the later flights They knew that their mission had been rushed, in order to beat the Russians to several achievements, and the stress that this put o I read this book from an ARC provided by the publisher, through a Goodreads giveaway.This is an interesting book, a very personal story about the astronaut crew of ...

  10. says:

    First off I want to say which I love reading non fiction , this one was a struggle for me to get through, and I never hardly have that problem with non fiction, there was times I just wanted to put it down and not finish it at all but I kept reading to the very end Unfortunately this book isn t for me at all , on the upscale it does show you want the astronauts went through as did their families, and how they struggle to get Apollo 8 to the moon , with that said I would like to think Netgalley First off I want to say which I love reading non fiction , this one was a struggle for me to get through,...

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