One giant leap
A photographic history of the Apollo lunar missions as recalled by the astronauts who took part in the historic achievement. Volume one covers the years between 1962 when President Kennedy issued a challenge to send a man to the moon, to the landing of the Eagle in 1969.
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From the earlier Gemini program to the Apollo moon landings, this book covers it all.
In my humble opinion, this is the best single-volume book about the Apollo program. Full of fascinating detail but easy to read, Chaikin's book revived my boyhood interest in the efforts manned exploration of the moon. Treat yourself, and wonder why we still haven't returned to the lunar surface.