The Best Books on the Apollo Program? Try These

Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures (HarperCollins, 2016) shows there are many ways to approach the U.S. space story. Here are a few more books covering parts of the Apollo universe: A Man on the Moon, by Andrew Chaikin (1994; reissued Penguin, 2007) — The one book to read to get up to speed on the Apollo program. Apollo, The Race to the Moon, by Charles A. Murray and Catherine Bly Cox (Simon & Schuster, 1989) — Fascinating details about mission control and the engineering of the Apollo missions. Live from Cape Canaveral: Covering the Space Race, from Sputnik to Today, by Jay Barbree (Smithsonian Books, 2007) — Commentary and anecdotes from the NBC radio and TV reporter who collaborated with Deke Slayton on Moon Shot (1994).   Continue reading...

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