Moondust by Andrew Smith audiobook

Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth

By Andrew Smith
Read by Matt Jamie

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062906694

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094002156

  • ISBN: 9781094002149

  • ISBN: 9781094002163

Runtime: 14.09 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing comes this edition of journalist Andrew Smith’s book, now updated with a new Afterword, that tells the fascinating story of twelve astronauts who ventured to space, and his interviews with nine of the surviving men.

“Smith’s book succeeds…because he bungee-cords together so many intriguing digressions.”—New York Times

The Apollo lunar missions of the 1960s and 1970s have been called the last optimistic acts of the twentieth century. Twelve astronauts made this greatest of all journeys and were indelibly marked by it, for better or for worse. Journalist Andrew Smith tracks down the nine surviving members of this elite group to find their answers to the question "Where do you go after you've been to the Moon?"

A thrilling blend of history, reportage, and memoir, Moondust rekindles the hopeful excitement of an incandescent hour in America's past when anything seemed possible as it captures the bittersweet heroism of those who risked everything to hurl themselves out of the known world—and who were never again quite able to accept its familiar bounds.

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Author Bio: Andrew Smith

Author Bio: Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith lives in the mountains above Los Angeles on a ranch where he and his family keep horses. In addition to writing, he teaches high school advance placement classes and coaches rugby.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Runtime: 14.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English