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The Resource First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong, James R. Hansen

First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong, James R. Hansen

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First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong
Title
First man
Title remainder
the life of Neil A. Armstrong
Statement of responsibility
James R. Hansen
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over 50 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. When Apollo 11 touched down on the moon's surface in 1969, the first man on the moon became a legend. Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong's career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong's storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. In the years since the Moon landing, rumors swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life. This book reveals the man behind the myth. 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 history's most famous space traveler
Summary
An authorized portrait of the famous American astronaut best known as the first person to set foot on the moon sheds light on lesser-known aspects of his career accomplishments, from the honors he received as a naval aviator to the price he and his family paid for his professional dedication
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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189928
Cataloging source
YDX
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Hansen, James R
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Armstrong, Neil
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Space flight to the moon
  • Biographies
  • Astronauts
  • Air pilots
  • Space flight to the moon
Target audience
adult
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the life of Neil A. Armstrong
Label
First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong, James R. Hansen
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Simon & Schuster, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063948610
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 441 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471177897
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong, James R. Hansen
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Simon & Schuster, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063948610
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 441 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471177897
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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