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Mailer, MoonFire, 50yrs

Mailer, MoonFire, 50yrs

50th Anniversary Edition

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On July 20, 1969, science fiction became reality. Revisit the momentous moon landing in the 50thanniversary editionof Norman Mailer’s classic book on the Apollo 11 mission. This volume includes hundreds of imagessourced from the NASA vaults, magazine archives, and private collections, documenting the lead up to, aftermath, and breathtaking moments of that giant leap for mankind.

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Autor Colum McCann
Vydavateľ TASCHEN
Jazyk anglický
Väzbatvrdá
Počet strán348
Formát27 x 32.6 cm
EAN9783836571135
Edícia Fotografia všeobecne
It has been called the single most historic event of the 20th century: On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collinsmet 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 billions, and the most powerful rocket ever launched all combined in an unprecedented event watched by millions the world over. And no one captured the men, the mood, and the machinery like Norman Mailer.

One of the greatest writers of the 20th century, Norman Mailerwas hired byLIFEmagazine in 1969 to cover the Moon shot. He enhanced his reportage in the brilliantly crafted book, Of a Fire on the Moon, which is excerpted here. Equally adept at examiningthe science of space travel and the psychology of the people involved—from Saturn V rocket engineer Wernher von Braun to the crucial NASA support staff to the three astronauts—Mailer provides provocative and trenchant insights into this epoch-making event.

Illustrating this volume are hundreds of photographsand maps from the NASA vaults, magazine archives, and private collections. These images document the development of the agency and the mission, life inside the command module and on the Moon’s surface, and the world’s jubilant reaction to the landing. This 50-year anniversary editionincludes captions by leading Apollo 11 expertsthat explain the history and science behind the images, citing the mission log, publications of the day, and postflight astronaut interviews; while an evocative introduction by Colum McCanncelebrates Mailer’s incomparable skill at transforming “the science of space... the weight of history... the breadth of mythology” into prose.

The author

Norman Mailer(1923–2007) was one of the 20th century’s greatest and most influential writers, as well as one of America’s most renowned and controversial literary figures. The best-selling author of a dozen novels and 20 works of nonfiction, he also wrote stage plays, screenplays, television miniseries, hundreds of essays, two books of poetry, and a collection of short stories. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, he lived in Brooklyn, New York, and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

The contributing author

Colum McCannis the author of eight books, including Let the Great World Spin. He has written for The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, GQ, The Times(London), The Irish Times, and La República.


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