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  • Rocket Men
  • Robert Kurson
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  • 08 October 2020
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READ & DOWNLOAD É Rocket Men Ssassinations 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 wor. How is it even possible to make a book about space that I don t love Here are some ways Continuous unrepentant use of idioms and clich s If you re uoting someone or deliberately reflecting the patterns of speech of your subjects think Tom Wolfe in The Right Stuff that s one thing If you re reaching for the easiest phrase in the phrasebook that s lazy This was definitely not the former Indistinguishable voices Every line of this book felt uniform in tone and pattern This doesn t ever happen in real life and I always notice when I m fifty or a hundred pages into a book and can t even remember which character said which line in a dialogue because they all sound identical and have done so throughout Invisible research This is ostensibly a book documenting actual things which happened In space And yet I was about a uarter of the way in before I found the first evidence of research uotation marks block uotes footnotes asterisks end note citations lines like in early interviews x was prone to saying y And there were only a handful of moments throughout this book s hundreds of collective pages when Kurson made reference to documentation I literally had no clue that this book was based on interviews until I read the author s note at the very end of the book I received an early copy so there were no appendices or indices or end matter other than that note so there might be to find in future finished editions HOWEVER It won t ever be enough to salvage the book from its lack of internal cues throughout And it bothers me that Kurson adopted a journalist s supposedly objective reporting voice for conveying the internal feelings of people who have long since died and never recorded their feelings about these events in public And just like the dialogue these italicized internal thoughts felt uniform They felt like Kurson s voice It felt like a lie every time Poor Susan Kurson was clearly interested in developing her character and he repeatedly REPEATEDLY notes how much Frank loves her And I really think there probably is something fascinating about her but her development of Alzheimer s means that she was not able to contribute her own thoughts and feelings to this book Which means that every line and thought attributed to her struck me as you guessed it artificial As projections of Kurson s own thoughts and feelings Telling not showing I honestly can t remember a single evocative image from this book It consists of hundreds of pages of Kurson telling his readers that things happened without him conveying or evoking the emotion of those moments If you re not going to saturate your book with research or are going to base it entirely upon personal interviews conveyed anecdotally and without confirmation and you re not going to try and impress upon your readers the experience of the moment what s left You re not a McCullough or a Wolfe obviously If I d had a hand in editing this book I would have recommended trimming the summarizing waaaaay back and finding a compelling through line This book has no narrative heart It s technically correct in many ways but always tediousI read sections of this book aloud to my roomies while at a graduate course intensive They found it reductive in its approach to women and the idiomsclich s frustrating to parse Million Dollar Referrals leave Earth for the first time and to arrive at a new wor. 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READ & DOWNLOAD É Rocket Men 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 a. Before Apollo Eleven landed on the Moon astronauts had to prove they could actually get there This was the record breaking mission of Apollo EightThe first men who left Earth s orbitflew to the Moonorbited the Moonsaw the far sidemapped the landing siteand returned safely to EarthThe year 1968 was a disaster for America and the world Dissent revolution the assassinations of Luther King Jr and Robert Kennedy the unraveling of Vietnam the riots in Chicago all were pulling the country apart and the Russians had planned to get to the Moon first If this happened the Russians would remain first in all aspects of the Space RaceThen NASA planned the impossible launch Apollo Eight for a Lunar orbit to arrive by Christmas 1968 With only four months for planning everyone prepared to beat the Russians to the Moon It all began with President KennedyApollo had a single goal perhaps the greatest and most audacious ever conceived to land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth In 1961 President John F Kennedy had committed the United States to achieving this goal by the end of the decade Never had a inspiring promise been made to the American people or one that could be so easily verifiedThis is a marvelously crafted record of not just the Apollo Eight flight but on all the newsworthy events of 1968 that drove the astronauts to achieve their missionEnjoy Handbook of Psychophysiology landed on the Moon astronauts had to prove they could actually get there This was the record breaking mission of Apollo EightThe first men who Frugal Innovation left Earth s orbitflew to the Moonorbited the Moonsaw the far sidemapped the American Presidents Deportations and Human Rights Violations landing siteand returned safely to EarthThe year 1968 was a disaster for America and the world Dissent revolution the assassinations of Luther King Jr and Robert Kennedy the unraveling of Vietnam the riots in Chicago all were pulling the country apart and the Russians had planned to get to the Moon first If this happened the Russians would remain first in all aspects of the Space RaceThen NASA planned the impossible Rediscovering Our Galaxy Iau S334 launch Apollo Eight for a Lunar orbit to arrive by Christmas 1968 With only four months for planning everyone prepared to beat the Russians to the Moon It all began with President KennedyApollo had a single goal perhaps the greatest and most audacious ever conceived to When Movements Become Parties land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth In 1961 President John F Kennedy had committed the United States to achieving this goal by the end of the decade Never had a inspiring promise been made to the American people or one that could be so easily verifiedThis is a marvelously crafted record of not just the Apollo Eight flight but on all the newsworthy events of 1968 that drove the astronauts to achieve their missionEnjoy

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READ & DOWNLOAD É 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. I don t read very many nonfiction books and I haven t listened to many audiobooks but I m sure that this one will remain one of my favorites in both categories Before I listened to this book when I thought of space missions and the moon I thought of the moon landing and Apollo 11 the planting of the American flag Neil Armstrong s comment one giant step for mankind While I remember Apollo 8 I had no idea of it s importance in laying the groundwork for future missions While I always thought that astronauts as a group were brave I never really thought about their individual stories their personalities the affect on their families especially their spouses the intense training or what went into preparing for their mission Even though I knew the efforts of NASA to prepare plan build test and manage from mission control had to be enormous I never gave it a lot of thought I didn t think a lot about the historical context of these space missions All of that changed in such an impactful way for me while listening to this absolutely amazing accountI was captivated by the intimate look that I got of the crew Frank Borman Jim Lovell and Bill Anders how they grew up and became astronauts how they met and fell in love with their wives how their wives were impacted by what their husbands were doing the sacrifice of family time The wives of these men deserve a lot of credit and are heroes in their own right Their personal stories are moving I was on the edge of my seat as Kurson so skillfully gave me a sense of being there I was surprised that some of the technical and scientific parts were made understandable and interesting and amazed at the scope of things that went into making decisions The way the mission is brought into historical context is simply stunning I hung on every word as the picture is painted of a fractured time in American history with events that I remember the race to space with Russia John Kennedy s dream of landing on the moon the Vietnam war civil rights protests race riots demonstrations in Chicago unrest in the country the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King This book doesn t just tell us about Apollo 8 it tells the story of our nation in 1968I loved the Epilogue finding out what the crew did afterwards and where they were in their lives at the time of the 50th anniversary of the mission I very much appreciated the author s note in his own voice how he was inspired to write this book Kurson s research is extensive including time spent with Borman Lovell Anders people from NASA reading a multitude of documents watching videos and so much This is a story of extraordinary men and their families an extraordinary event in history The narration by Ray Porter is absolutely wonderful Thanks to my Goodreads friend and book buddy Diane S whose terrific review led me to this book Fucking My Gullible Sister in Her Virgin Pussy 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. 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