First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong
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New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2018.
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9781501153068, 1501153064, 9781982103163 (paperback)
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Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
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xv, 441 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language
English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-416) and index.
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On July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch 38-year-old American astronaut Neil A. Armstrong become the first person ever to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Upon his return to Earth, Armstrong was celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was also--as NASA historian Hansen reveals in this authorized biography--misunderstood. Armstrong's accomplishments as an engineer, a test pilot, and an astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen's access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield the first in-depth analysis of this elusive, reluctant hero. Hansen recreates Armstrong's flying career, from his combat missions over North Korea to his transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong's storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children.--From publisher description.
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Accelerated Reader,Grades 9-12,9.5,52,SD,Quiz 105344,English non-fiction.
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Accelerated Reader AR,UG,9.5,52,105344.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hansen, J. R. (2018). First man: the life of Neil A. Armstrong. Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hansen, James R. 2018. First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks.

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Hansen, James R, First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2018.

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Hansen, James R. First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong. Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2018. Print.

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