Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon

Moon Shot The Inside Story of America s Race to the Moon Moon Shot is a damned fine book Even those of us who thought we were thoroughly covering the story never heard all the tales to be found within these covers Gripping authoritative suspenseful poign

  • Title: Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon
  • Author: Alan Shepard Donald K. Slayton Neil Armstrong Jay Barbree Howard Benedict
  • ISBN: 9781852274986
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Moon Shot is a damned fine book Even those of us who thought we were thoroughly covering the story never heard all the tales to be found within these covers Gripping, authoritative, suspenseful, poignant and skilfully told, this is the ultimate inside story of the US space programme Walter CronkiteJuly 20, 1969 Eight years after President John F Kennedy promised AmMoon Shot is a damned fine book Even those of us who thought we were thoroughly covering the story never heard all the tales to be found within these covers Gripping, authoritative, suspenseful, poignant and skilfully told, this is the ultimate inside story of the US space programme Walter CronkiteJuly 20, 1969 Eight years after President John F Kennedy promised America that the newly formed NASA would land a man on the moon, the crew of Apollo 11 touched down on the Sea of Tranquillity in triumph Moon Shot is the never before told story of the courage, dedication and teamwork that made the journey possible an intense human drama of the sacrifices and risks asked of a small but remarkable group of astronauts who put their lives on the line as they led the way to the lunar landscape 25 years ago.Alan Shephard and Deke Slayton were perfectly placed to tell this inside story Members of the original Mercury Seven team, they were part of America s pioneering space programme from the beginning, participating as astronauts and as key members of the astronaut office Set against the backdrop of a race between two superpowers competing to establish dominance as the world s technological and scientific leader, Moon Shot takes us back to days of discovery and achievement, revealing the men behind the heroes, and the success, bitter disappointments and even tragedy that shaped the world of those who risked everything to tackle the unknown.

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    1. Imagine finding Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton sitting in bar, nursing a couple of beers, and talking about old times. You notice them, they seem friendly, and you walk up and ask, “How did it all happen? What was it like?” This book is the story they would tell.Moon Shot is a book taken from the minds of two people who’s youth culminated in similar achievements. They were both aviation test pilots at the dawn of the Jet Age, when the frontier of space represented the boundary of the envelo [...]

    2. I'll give this two stars, but that's a bit of a charity rating. If it wasn't for subject matter that truly interests me, I probably would have closed this one permanently after the first few hundred pages.It didn't take long for me to realize how poor the writing is. It's bad enough to induce groans and eye rolls all too often. The number of times a 'many tongued, fire spewing monster' carried the astronauts to a 'higher astral plane of lavish weightlessness' is actually embarrassing. It reads l [...]

    3. A more accurate title for this book would be "Deke Slayton and Alan Shepard are the Most Bad-Ass Astronauts Ever There Were, by Deke Slayton and Alan Shepard".So yeah, obviously this is the US space program from the perspective of two of the original astronauts. There's a ton of amusing stories in this book. A number of them showed up in "The Right Stuff" so I guess Tom Wolfe talked to the right people when he wrote that book.Some of the prose gets a little flowery and kind of overblown at point [...]

    4. Moon Shot is the ghostwritten account of Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton's experiences at NASA during the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. This is, of course, fascinating stuff, and I had difficulty putting the book down in terms of the subject matter.However, the writing is TERRIBLE. It is SO BAD. SO BAD, you guys. It's ridiculously flowery in the way of newspaper writers who have no clue how to write something other than a newspaper column. The book gushes like mad over the astronauts, almo [...]

    5. Fascinating subject matter, but it couldn't decide whether it wanted to be a history or a novelization. I'm glad I read it, though, I learned a lot about the space program that I hadn't known before. One thing at the end almost ruined the book for me, though. Right after a really lovely passage about Deke Slayton finally getting to view the Earth from space and musing about how there are no borders from above, no nations, no politics, just one beautiful world, the book immediately turns to a sca [...]

    6. One of the unfortunate consequences of a world in which more and more books roll off the presses each day, is that all too many good ones are forgotten too soon. Such is the case with Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America’s Race to the Moon. It’s an exciting chronicle of the American manned space program from the arrival of Werner von Braun and his team of rocket scientists on our shores, to the final flight of Apollo.It’s not primarily a story of technology, it’s more a story of men: t [...]

    7. Things I Liked: I'm pretty much a fan of space books and will get some enjoyment out of anything written about it. Though I haven't read much of anything nonfiction for a while, I still get a buzz from reading a flying in space. This book had a pretty good look at what astronauts experienced - the ups and downs of flying and failing and not making it. I liked reading about the earlier programs, Mercury and Gemini that don't get a lot of attention. I thought it was an interesting and even excitin [...]

    8. Just became one of my favorite books! An inside report of the american space program, specially the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions. Written in a very nice way to present the personal point of view of Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton, including their personal dramas of being grounded when history was being written and their colleagues were being sent into orbit and to the moon. I watched 'The Right Stuff' again this weekend, and it's really a poor picture of what happened to the Mercury 7 astro [...]

    9. Anyone looking for a detailed, blow-by-blow of everything that happened during the space race and slightly beyond may be slightly disappointed. This book reads more like a novel, capturing the excitement of what was nothing but fantasy to most people in the 1950s. The different missions of Mercury and Gemini leading up to Apollo 11 and beyond capture more of the human element, the glories and the frustrations of a group of men attempting to make the impossible possible. The culmination of two op [...]

    10. I'm waffling between 3.5 and 4 stars. My personal fangirling makes me read anything to do with these people (and these two in particular) through rose-colored glasses, so of course I enjoyed the hell out of it; but to be honest the writing was a bit overdone for my taste. It's narrative prose (the "nonfiction novel") and somebody really wanted it to be dramatic. Which is fine of course - this stuff is dramatic! - but when you're reading long conversations you know can't possibly be verbatim, it [...]

    11. Great first hand History of how we got to the moonWell written. Story of two astronauts, Shepard and Slaton, and how they overcame adversity and got back into space after being medically disqualified. It recounts through Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo the success and tribulation of American space flight. Over the last few pages the authors eviscerates the Obama Administration for gutting NASA and stopping manned space exploration.

    12. The exuberant prose style can be a bit hard to take after a while, but it does have an inimitable 'I was there' feel (b/c at least two of the author were in fact 'there') which might be lacking in other books on the same topic.

    13. Contains some fascinating and entertaining stories about the space race. Some of the writing was a bit over the top, but overall it was amusing to read. Some of the dialogue was questionable and I'd rather have a summary of what happened rather than made up dialogue.

    14. Sort of boring, with flowery language that seems out of place at times. Did not finish; I have better things to do with my time.

    15. Moon Shot by Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton is their tale on the history of NASA, themselves and the race to the Moon. This book is really great in the story told about NASA. All from the humble beginnings, how JFK pumped in more money to the Moon landing and the end of the Apollo program.Some of the most interesting content I found was about the analysis of the political situation when JFK needed something to boost his popularity and put forth the mission to land a person on the Moon within the [...]

    16. Another vantage point, and going farther into the history of, the Space Race. Told majority from Deke Slayton's pov -- with interweavings from Alan Shepard -- it's an insider's look at the journey to the stars. Fine, extraordinary men doing extraordinary things, never lionized, and with their setbacks, peccadilloes, and triumphs. The narrators (Slayton & Shepard) allows room for awe, introspection, and grandiosity among the recounting. It's all a comfortable fit and adds nuance and thought-p [...]

    17. A personal history, from the point of view of two good friends who were witness to history. As writers, both are pretty good test pilots. Considerable narrative tension comes from surmounting the health issues that grounded both astronauts. We get a more summary than history for many of the important events in the period. That is OK, since with the exception of Shepard's first flight, both men were managers rather that active Astronauts/Pilots through most of the story. It was an interesting rea [...]

    18. Took me more than a month to finish the book. Not that it wasn't an interesting subject but the poor writting let it down. It started out well, a nice account of the USA space program, a view almost to the back room where things happen. No matter the insight, the book did seem to drag on after awhile. It wasn't technical, which was ok, but it also lacked the personal touch. What bits and pieces of personal information that was provided seemed liked an editors afterthought to the writers to add i [...]

    19. It is very interesting to read about the journey to the moon from people who lived it.But writing I, personally, read non-fiction to know the facts. Sometimes I can stomach slight colorization. But this was so hard to digest, I got through it on pure willpower. If the topic didn't interest me, I would give it max 2 stars.

    20. A fantastic read!This is a marvelous book! The authors literally paint a movie in words. I couldn’t put it down! I actually felt as if I was in the room/spacecraft with them. I would highly recommend this book to anyone with even a slight interest in this era of history. “Houston, we have a winner!”

    21. Interesting first person POVI have watched the quest for space, cheering the triumphs and mourning the disasters, from Mercury through the ISS. Although this book is not a comprehensive history, it is a good sampling of history, technology, personal stories and even a few Russian milestones that we rarely heard about. All in all an enjoyable look back on an exciting era.

    22. This book was kinda like an abbreviated version of everything I already know about the space race. I'd consider it 8-10 year old age reading. But I'm well read on the subject. It's not bad writing or anything like that. But if you've read "In There Own Words", "The First Man" or "Rocket Men" you'll find this kinda lacking.

    23. I loved this book. While historical and informative, it was full of the emotions and impressions of the people who lived it. The words brought the story to life. I was immersed to such an extent that I hated surfacing. Finishing the book left me feeling a bit lost and sent me looking for similar titles. Worth reading.

    24. Great History! Great analysis at the end!This book did start off slowly for me. In the end I received great history and enjoyed reading it. I enjoyed the analysis at the end. Why has the Obama Administration left us with no way of getting an American off ISS. We must rely on the Russians.

    25. SpaceBeing a space enthusiast this book has special meaning to me. As a child,I used to get up to watch the launches and to this day I am engrossed in anything related to science and love science fiction. It is unfortunate that the space race had come to a crawling halt. I learned many things I never knew from this book and highly recommend it.

    26. Interesting background to the American side of the space race. Enjoyable to give a human face to the astronauts who worked together to achieve Earth orbit, and who ultimately risked their lives to land on the Moon.

    27. Great story!A wonderful story about a wonderful time in American history. The Apollo program made the 70s a wonderful time to be alive and to be an American. Thanks for the memories and a great story. Highly recommend.

    28. My first read about the space race, and it was fantastic!It starts at the very beginning of the space age after WWII and tells the stories of Mercury, Gemini, and Appolo.I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about the beginnings of space flight, along with "A man on the moon".

    29. Such a great book and a peek inside history. The time was different but the hopes and dreams will always be a part of what makes people who they are. The book has some great photographs as an added bonus.

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