First Man

Author: James R. Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476727813
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An authorized portrait of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon sheds light on other aspects of his career, from the honors he received as a naval aviator to the price he and his family paid for his professional dedication.

First Man

Author: James R. Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743257510
Release Date: 2006-10-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An authorized portrait of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon sheds light on other aspects of his career, from the honors he received as a naval aviator to the price he and his family paid for his professional dedication.

First Man

Author: James R. Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743281713
Release Date: 2005-10-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Marking the forty-fifth anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America’s most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong—the man whose “one small step” changed history. “The Eagle has landed.” When Apollo 11 touched down on the moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the moon became a legend. In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. 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 biography—misunderstood. Armstrong’s accomplishments as engineer, test pilot, and astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen’s unprecedented access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield this first in-depth analysis of an elusive American celebrity still renowned the world over. In a riveting narrative filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong’s career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. These milestones made it seem, as Armstrong’s mother Viola memorably put it, “as if from the very moment he was born—farther back still—that our son was somehow destined for the Apollo 11 mission.” 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. For the forty-five years since the Moon landing, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life. 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.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Jay Barbree
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250040718
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Published to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, a definitive portrait of the pioneering astronaut draws on personal notes and interviews with the Armstrong family and includes previously unshared photos and mission details. 60,000 first printing.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Ann Byers
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0823944611
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the life and training as an astronaut of Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon.

Who Was Neil Armstrong

Author: Roberta Edwards
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0448449072
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A biography of the first astronaut to walk on the moon, covering his childhood, training as a fighter pilot, and career at NASA.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Tara Dixon-Engel
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402760612
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An introduction to the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was the first man to walk on the moon.

Neil Armstrong The First Man to Walk on the Moon Biography for Kids 9 12 Children s Biography Books

Author: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781541919488
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

You’ve probably heard of Neil Armstrong and his historic moon landing. But other than that part of his life, what else do you know about him? This biography book will discuss the life of Armstrong before he even became an astronaut. Do you share the same qualities as Neil Armstrong? Maybe you’re destined for greatness too!

One Giant Leap

Author: Don Brown
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547349793
Release Date: 2001-09-24
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

As a young boy, Neil Armstrong had a recurring dream in which he held his breath and floated high in the sky. He spent his free time reading stacks of flying magazines, building model airplanes, and staring through a homemade telescope. As a teenager, Neil worked odd jobs to pay for flying lessons at a nearby airport. He earned his student pilot’s license on his sixteenth birthday. But who was to know that this shy boy, who also loved books and music, would become the first person to set foot on the moon, on July 20, 1969.

One Giant Leap

Author: Leon Wagener
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781466828568
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

On July 20, 1969 the whole world stopped. It was a day in which a man who grew up on a farm without electricity would announce, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." In this, the first ever biography of Neil Armstrong, Leon Wagener explores the man whose walk on the moon is still compared to humankind's progenitor's crawl out of the primordial ooze. And whose retreat back to a farm in his native Ohio soon after the last ticker tape confetti fell, has left him looked upon as a reclusive hermit ever since. This is the true story of a national hero, whose life long quest to walk on the moon truely mirrors our best selves, an American who braved incredible danger daily over a long career, finally achieving what seemed impossible, and broke free of the Earth's surly bonds proving forever that man can reach for the stars, and succeed. Relying on hundreds of interviews with family and friends of the astronaut, plus generous access to the NASA files, Leon Wagener explores the life of one of America's true heroes, in a book filled with extraordianry adventure, and even greater achievement. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Bridges at Toko Ri

Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 9780804151474
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Fiction

In one of his beloved early bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener crafts a tale of the American men who fought the Korean War, detailing their exploits in the air as well as their lives on the ground. Young and innocent, they arrive in a place they have barely ever heard of, on a ship massive enough to carry planes and helicopters. Trained as professionals, they prepare for the rituals of war that countless men before them have endured, and face the same fears. They are American fighter pilots. Together they face an enemy they do not understand, knowing their only hope for survival is to win. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for The Bridges at Toko-Ri “A vivid and moving story, as well as an exciting one . . . The humanity of the people is deeply felt.”—Chicago Tribune “The Banshees screaming over Korea, the perilous landings on an aircraft carrier deck ‘bouncing around like a derelict rowboat,’ a helicopter rescue from the freezing waters . . . all are stirringly rendered.”—The Denver Post “Michener’s best . . . a story of action, ideas, and civilization’s responsibilities.”—Saturday Review

Neil Armstrong

Author: Barbara Kramer
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 076602007X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents the biography of astronaut Neil Armstrong, whose childhood dreams of flying came true in 1969 when he became the first man to walk on the moon.

Neil Armstrong

Author: Carmen Bredeson
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 0894909738
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A biography of the first man on the moon, covering his youth, his career as an astronaut, and his life after NASA.

No Dream Is Too High

Author: Buzz Aldrin
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426216503
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Beloved American hero Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he's gathered through his event-filled life—both in outer space and on earth—in this inspiring guide-to-life for the next generation. Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. He is a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, best known of a generation of astronauts whose achievements surged in just a few years from first man in space to first men on the moon. Now he pauses to reflect and share what he has learned, from the vantage point not only of outer space but also of time: still a non-stop traveler and impassioned advocate for space exploration, Aldrin will be 86 in 2016. No Dream Is Too High whittles down Buzz Aldrin's event-filled life into a short list of principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, such as: · Second comes right after first. NASA protocol should have meant he was first on the moon, but rules changed just before the mission. How he learned to be proud of being the second man on the moon. · Look for opportunities, not obstacles. Buzz was rejected the first time he applied to be an astronaut. Failure is an opportunity to learn to do better. · Always maintain your spirit of adventure. For his 80th birthday, Buzz went diving in the Galapagos and hitched a ride on a whale shark. He stays fit, energetic, and fascinated with life. No Dream Is Too High is a beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of people who recognize his unique place in human history.

Pocket Bios Neil Armstrong

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Publisher: What a Story!
ISBN: 9781250166197
Release Date: 2018-07-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of the first man to walk on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong. Neil Armstrong is an American astronaut most famous for being the first person to walk on the moon: "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Before enrolling in the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. Follow this extraordinary man's life and accomplishments, from childhood to space and back again. Pocket Bios are full of personality, introducing readers to fascinating figures from history with simple storytelling and cheerful illustrations. Titles include men and women from history, exploration, the sciences, the arts, the ancient world, and more.