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User Review  - stevesmits - LibraryThing

Straight forward history of the space program. Not too much on Mercury and Gemini. Covers the early years (post WWII) when the Von Braun and his Germans were getting things started. Most of the focus ... Read full review

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User Review  - ktleyed - LibraryThing

I hard a hard time at first with this on audio for it is VERY technical. Basically, it's the story of the space race and NASA leading up to Apollo 11, beginning at the end of WWII through the mission ... Read full review

Review: Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon

User Review  - Vince - Goodreads

Rocket Men reads like a biography of the Apollo missions that took humans to the Moon. Craig Nelson's research is superb. Descriptive and concise, the reader gets the sense of what the Cold War and ... Read full review

Review: Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon

User Review  - Barney - Goodreads

I am a sucker for books about the Space Race. I picked this up when I finally broke down and bought "A Game of Thrones". I saw this book with the picture of Buzz Aldrin next to the US flag during ... Read full review

Review: Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon

User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

A tough read at first. Very dense, and with some rather bad writing and organization. It definitely got better about half-way through, and offers some very interesting questions about what happened to our national desire to be first in space. Read full review

Review: Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon

User Review  - Stephen Kennedy - Goodreads

Like several other reviewers on Goodreads say this may not be the greatest book on the Apollo 11 Mission and the Apollo program in general. Having said that I did enjoy it despite it's flaws. I have ... Read full review

Review: Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon

User Review  - Patrick Sprunger - Goodreads

Rocket Men is a study in missed opportunity. The author, snared in the spell of his subject, failed to see what he really had: A good book about the Cold War arms race. At the center of this book is a ... Read full review

Review: Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon

User Review  - Sean O'Hara - Goodreads

Rocket Men is a rather preposterous novel about the United States sending a space craft to the moon in 1969. The story begins with the rocket on the launchpad, waiting for blast off, with brief ... Read full review

Review: Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon

User Review  - Abe - Goodreads

A history of Apollo 11, along with much of the background that got us there, this book has a lot of flaws in the way it is written but is still an extremely interesting read. The book covers the ... Read full review

Review: Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon

User Review  - Jo - Goodreads

I listened to the audiobook. It was a fascinating, exciting & inspiring book, until the last chapter when it discussed what we (& the world) is currently doing & aspiring to in space, then it became ... Read full review


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