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First Man

The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
Sprecher: Boyd Gaines
Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 10 Min.
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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. Perhaps no words in human history became better known than those few he uttered at that historic moment.

Upon his return to Earth, Armstrong was honored and celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was also, as James R. Hansen reveals in this fascinating and important 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pilot, and an astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen's unprecedented access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than 50 hours with Armstrong himself) yield this first in-depth analysis of an elusive American celebrity still renowned the world over.

In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. In First Man, the personal, technological, epic, and iconic blend to form the portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as history's most famous space traveler.

©2005 James R. Hansen (P)2005 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

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"Rather than overwhelming, this accumulation of details gives flesh-and-blood reality to a man who is more icon than human. With the recent renewal of interest in manned space travel, this book is a must for astronaut buffs and history readers alike." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Wer wie ich die Mondlandung am Fernseher live miterlebt hat, kommt um dieses wunderbare Hörbuch nicht herum. Ein authentischer Bericht der den Hörer auch die Zeit des Apollo- Programms noch einmal lebendig werden lässt.Ein Stück Zeitgeschichte- sehr zu empfehlen!