For the 50th anniversary, the epic story of Apollo 11 and the astronauts, flight controllers, and engineers who made it happen, by the author of the bestselling A Terrible Glory and The Blood of Heroes.
Donovan combines his masterful research skills and narrative gifts in recounting the full story of the most famous Apollo trip ... In the often gripping chapters on Apollo 11, Donovan reveals many colorful details about behind-the-scenes pressures ... Drawing on dozens of interviews with the era’s engineers and scientists, Donovan’s history is a powerfully written and irresistible celebration of the Apollo missions.
Donovan succinctly relates the major milestones of the space race ... Exceptionally researched, this exciting, sometimes harrowing book highlights the work not only of the pioneering astronauts but also of thousands of technicians and engineers. This is a perfect volume to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing and all that led up to it.