Already a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier. This astounding novel brings to life the dreams and daring of countless men and women--people like Stanley Mott, the engineer whose irrepressible drive for knowledge places him at the center of the American exploration effort; Norman Grant, the war hero and U.S. senator who takes his personal battle not only to a nation, but to the heavens; Dieter Kolff, Hitler's rocket scientist, whose specialty is a rare commodity in this new era; Randy Claggett, the astronaut who meets his destiny on a mission to the far side of the moon; and Cynthia Rhee, the reporter whose determined crusade brings their story to a breathless world.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Poland.
Praise for Space
"A master storyteller . . . Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon. Space is one of his best books."--The Wall Street Journal
"A novel of very high adventure . . . a sympathetic, historically sound treatment of an important human endeavor that someday could be the stuff of myth, told here with gripping effect."--The New York Times Book Review
"Space is everything that Michener fans have come to expect. Without question, the space program's dramatic dimensions provide the stuff of great fiction."--BusinessWeek
"Michener is eloquent in describing the actual flights into space, as well as the blazing, apocalyptic re-entry of the shuttle into earth's atmosphere."--The New York Times
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PMaranci - LibraryThing
I'd never read any Michener before. For some reason I thought he was supposed to be a brilliant writer, one of the giants of American literature. My mistake! Space was surprisingly dull, and not at ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BryanThomasS - LibraryThing
Read this in high school and loved it. Michener's take on NASA and the space program. He invents a state in the middle of the US. The usual rich characterization. Not as good as Centennial but still a worthwhile read. Read full review