Apollo by Charles Murray audiobook

Apollo

By Charles Murray  and Catherine Bly Cox
Read by Bob Souer

Blackstone Publishing 9780671706258

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982654085

  • ISBN: 9781982654078

  • ISBN: 9781982654092

Runtime: 18.25 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Apollo is the behind-the-scenes story of an epic achievement. Based on exhaustive research that included many exclusive interviews, Apollo tells how America went from a standing start to a landing on the moon at a speed that now seems impossible. It describes the unprecedented engineering challenges that had to be overcome to create the mammoth Saturn V and the facilities to launch it. It takes you onto the gantries at Cape Canaveral and behind the consoles of Houston’s Mission Control as it relives the tragedy of the fire on Apollo 1, the first descent to the lunar surface, and the rescue of Apollo 13. A story of daring bordering on recklessness on the ground and life-and-death decisions made in seconds during the flights, Apollo captures the drama of humans leaving Earth for the first time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Marvelous….Captures the mood and spirit of the people who found a way to the moon. Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut, New York Times Book Review
“A dramatic, behind-the-scenes account of America’s ten-year race to the moon. A highly satisfying tale, rich, densely packed, and beautifully told.” Washington Post Book World
“Heart-gripping…So brilliantly told one can almost smell the perspiration in Houston Mission Control.” San Francisco Chronicle
“An absorbing story.” Publishers Weekly
“A fast-paced and perceptive look at the people behind one of the most daunting technological feats of the twentieth century…An inspiring and informative chronicle.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Murray

Author Bio: Charles Murray

Charles Murray is the W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He first came to national attention in 1984 with his book Losing Ground. His book Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010 was a New York Times bestseller and named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012 by the New York Times Book Review. His other books include In Pursuit, The Bell Curve (with Richard J. Herrnstein), What It Means to Be a Libertarian, Human Accomplishment, In Our Hands, and Real Education. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and a doctorate in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives with his wife in Burkittsville, Maryland.

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Author Bio: Catherine Bly Cox

Author Bio: Catherine Bly Cox

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 18.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English