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Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 (Hardcover)
About the Author
James Donovan is the author of the bestselling books The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo -- and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation and A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn -- the Last Great Battle of the American West. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2019—-
account reads like an adventure story."
Apollo 11 is a breath-stopping page-turner."
"Shoot for the Moon is a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it."—BookPeople
detail will give you a new appreciation for just how complex and dangerous this
mission was. You'll come away marveling that, against all odds, we put people
on the motherf**in' moon!"
"A gripping yet wonderfully detailed account of one of humanity's greatest achievements. Shoot for the Moon gives a fascinating insight into the golden age of space exploration."—Tim Peake
"It was one of humankind's greatest achievements, and here, perhaps for the first time, is the whole story, fastidiously reported and elegantly told. With Shoot For the Moon, James Donovan captures it all-the science, the engineering, the clashing egos, the Cold War politics. But what's even more impressive, he does it without depriving us of the essential magic that was Apollo, this Promethean program that dared to aim as high and as far as man could go."
—Hampton Sides, author Ghost Soldiers, In the Kingdom of Ice, and On Desperate Ground