A Man on the Moon: The odyssey continues

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Time-Life Books, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 256 pages
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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

Being a space junkie I loved the HBO series, From Earth to the Moon about the Apollo Program that took American astronauts to the moon. I noted that the series was based primarily on this book by ... Read full review

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User Review  - nandadevi - LibraryThing

Others have said how good this book is. It is. It sits comfortably alongside Tracy Kidders ´Soul of a New Machine´, or Shelby Foote´s ´Civil War´. Chaikin comes to this task with a background in the ... Read full review

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Andrew Chaikin was born in 1956. At the age of nine, he became interested in outerspace and the moon when Ed White walked in space on Gemini 4. While studying geology at Brown University, Chaikin worked as an intern at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Upon graduation, he began his writing career, and eventually became an editor at Sky and Telescope magazine in the Boston area. Chaikin has written numerous articles for magazines, including Science Digest, Popular Science, and World Book. Coauthor of the book The New Solar System, the bible for planetary scientists and space artists, Chaikin's biggest accomplishment as a writer is his book A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts. Chaikin spent eight years researching and writing the book, which chronicles the adventures of the astronauts who participated in the Apollo missions. The classic book became the basis for the HBO 12-hour miniseries, "From the Earth to the Moon," which was produced by Apollo 13 actor Tom Hanks. Chaikin served as a consultant on the miniseries, and even had a small cameo in one of the episodes. Chaikin, also a skilled artist, enjoys playing the guitar.

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