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"* 'I was there, kneeling, unable to breathe, before a television screen, watching Armstrong step off Eagle onto the regolith. I read [Rocket Men] in the same mood of boyhood wonder. So should you' - Sunday Times * 'Rocket Men is particularly good at unpicking the tangle of motives behind kennedy's decision to send a man to the moon...A punchy, popular history...gripping, geekily detailed accounts of what it was like to ride a Satum V or walk on another planet are interspersed with an equally lively take on the cold war strategising behind the mission' - Financial Times * 'Anyone with an ounce of poetry in their soul would have to concede that reaching the moon really was a giant leap for mankind. For the sheer drama, majesty and improbability of it all, it's a story that will be told time and time again. But rarely as well as this' - The Sunday Business Post * 'Spectacular' - Vanity Fair * 'With Nelson's impeccable research, his ability to tie the myriad strings of the space race into a coherent whole and the power of the story itself, Rocket Men should be at the top of your book list' - New Scientist" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Craig Nelson is the author of The First Heroes and Thomas Paine, which won the 2007 Henry Adams Prize for the year's best book on history and government. His writing has appeared in many publications and he has been profiled in Variety, Interview, Publishers Weekly and Time Out. He lives in Greenwich Village, New York. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.