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posted 01-09-2007 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunatiki   Click Here to Email Lunatiki     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone have any opinions on this book? I recently ordered it and would be curious as to what others think of it.

Joel

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posted 01-09-2007 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for canyon42   Click Here to Email canyon42     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You won't be disappointed. I don't have a problem saying that it is the single best account of the lunar missions from the astronauts' points of view. An outstanding read.

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posted 01-09-2007 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree, this is definitely the best book about Apollo.
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posted 01-10-2007 01:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not to sound too bad, is this the Book by Andrew Chaikin? "A Man on the Moon"

Thanks!!
Mike

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posted 01-10-2007 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Mike Z:
Not to sound too bad, is this the Book by Andrew Chaikin? "A Man on the Moon"
Yes.

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posted 01-10-2007 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lunatiki:
Anyone have any opinions on this book? I recently ordered it and would be curious as to what others think of it.

Joel


Hope you've ordered the three-volume Time-Life set which is beautifully illustrated. A must-have.

Chris.

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posted 01-10-2007 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dwayne Day   Click Here to Email Dwayne Day     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a great book. But it is astronaut-centered. Murray and Cox's book Apollo is the best book about the overall program.

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posted 01-10-2007 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstronautBrian   Click Here to Email AstronautBrian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Andrew Chaikin's book, IMHO, should be a staple in every space library. As said above, it is astronaut centered. There are plenty of other books such Kranz's, Kraft's, and Sy Liebergot's books that cover Mission Control.

I've never read Murray and Cox's book so I can't comment on that. But you can't go wrong with "A Man on the Moon."

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posted 01-10-2007 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dwayne Day   Click Here to Email Dwayne Day     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I've never read Murray and Cox's book so I can't comment on that. But you can't go wrong with "A Man on the Moon."

Read it. It's outstanding.

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posted 01-10-2007 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstronautBrian   Click Here to Email AstronautBrian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll put in on my wish list. I currently have a list of about 15 books I desire to acquire over the year. That is what my main space budget will be spent on this year. :-)

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posted 01-10-2007 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simply put, one needs both books.

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