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Author Hansen, James R., author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2018.
©2005
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  92 ARMSTRONG,N HAN    DUE 04-06-19
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 ARMSTRONG,N HAN    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Hill Avenue Branch On Order.
Edition Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Description xv, 441 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-416) and index.
Contents I: An American genesis -- The strong of arm -- The strong of spirit -- II: Tranquility base -- First child -- The virtues of Smallville -- Truth in the air -- Aeronautical engineering 101 -- III: Wings of gold -- Class 5-49 -- Fighter Squadron 51 -- Fate is the hunter -- The ordeal of eagles -- IV: The real right stuff -- The research pilot -- Above the high desert -- At the edge of space -- The worst loss -- Higher resolve -- I've got a secret -- V: No man is an island -- Training days -- In line for command -- Gemini VIII -- The astronaut's wife -- For all America -- VI: Apollo -- Out of the ashes -- Wingless on luna -- Amiable strangers -- First out -- Dialectics of a moon mission -- VII: One giant leap -- Outward bound -- The landing -- One small step -- Return to earth -- For all mankind -- VIII: Dark side of the moon -- Standing ground -- To engineer is human -- The astronaut is icon -- Into the heartland.
Summary The story of Neil A. Armstrong, who became the first person to walk on the moon, on July 20, 1969. This biography examines the complex legacy of Armstrong, as an astronaut and as an individual, to form a portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as history's most famous space traveler.
Subject Armstrong, Neil, 1930-2012.
Project Apollo (U.S.) -- History.
Astronauts -- United States -- Biography.
Space flight to the moon -- History.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Other Editions: Reprint of (manifestation): Hansen, James R. First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong. New York : Simon & Schuster, [2005] 9780743256315 (DLC) 2005049992 (OCoLC)60743246
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