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Moonfire

The Epic Journey of Apollo 11

Moonfire( )
Author: Mailer, Norman
Contribution by: McCann, Colum
ISBN:978-3-8365-2077-5
Publication Date:Jun 2010
Publisher:TASCHEN
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $39.99
Book Description:

It has been called the single most historic event of the 20th century: On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins met John F. Kennedy's call for a manned Moon landing by the end of the 1960s. A decade of tests and training, a staff of 400,000 engineers and scientists, a budget of $24 billion, and the most powerful rocket ever launched all combined in an unprecedented event watched by millions the world over. And no one captured the...
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Book Details
Pages:348
Detailed Subjects: Science / Space Science
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):11 x 13.18 x 1.61 Inches
Book Weight:6.68 Pounds
Author Biography
Mailer, Norman (Author)
Norman Kingsley Mailer was born on January 31, 1923 in Long Branch, N. J. and then moved with his family to Brooklyn, N. Y. Mailer later attended Harvard University and graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering.

Mailer served in the Army during World War II, and later wrote, directed, and acted in motion pictures. He was also a co-founder of the Village Voice and edited Disssent for nine years.

Mailer has written several books including: The Armies of the Night, which won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and a Polk Award; and The Executioner's Song, which won the Pulitzer Prize. In 2005, he won the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. He published his last novel, The Castle in the Forest, in 2007. He died of acute renal failure on November 10, 2007.

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