First Man

First Man Author James R. Hansen
ISBN-10 9781476727813
Year 2012-11-27
Pages 784
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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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

First Man Author James R. Hansen
ISBN-10 9780743257510
Year 2006-10-03
Pages 784
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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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

First Man Author James R. Hansen
ISBN-10 9780743281713
Year 2005-10-18
Pages 784
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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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test pilot, and astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen’s unprecedented access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield this first in-depth analysis of an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.

The First Man

The First Man Author Albert Camus
ISBN-10 9780141914206
Year 2013-10-31
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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The unfinished manuscript of The First Man was discovered in the wreckage of car accident in which Camus died in 1960. Although it was not published for over thirty years, it was an instant bestseller when it finally appeared in 1994. The 'first man' is Jacques Cormery, whose poverty-stricken childhood in Algiers is made bearable by his love for his silent and illiterate mother, and by the teacher who transforms his view of the world. The most autobiographical of Camus's novels, it gives profound insights into his life and the powerful themes underlying his work.

Reilly

Reilly Author Robin Bruce Lockhart
ISBN-10 014010027X
Year 1987-03-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Select Penguin
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The author offers new evidence that raises some startling questions about the fate of Sidney Reilly, the famed spy

First Man

First Man Author Simon Schwartz
ISBN-10 9781467758420
Year 2015-08-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Graphic Universe
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In this graphic novel, Simon Schwartz weaves biography and fiction together to explore the life of Arctic adventurer Matthew Henson. Moving between different time periods and incorporating Inuit mythology, Schwartz offers fresh perspective on the many challenges Henson confronted during his life. As a member of early missions to reach the North Pole, Henson braved subzero temperatures and shifting sea ice. As an African American at the turn of the twentieth century, he also faced harassment and prejudice. More than a biography, First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson is an artistic homage to Henson's accomplishments and the complicated realities of being a trailblazer in a society that didn't recognize black men as equals.

The First Man in Rome

The First Man in Rome Author Colleen McCullough
ISBN-10 9781781857915
Year 2013-12-17
Pages 1056
Language en
Publisher Head of Zeus
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110 BC: The world cowers before its legions, but Rome is about to be engulfed by a vicious power struggle that will threaten its very existence. At its heart are two exceptional men: Gaius Marius, prosperous but lowborn, a proud and disciplined soldier emboldened by his shrewdness and self-made wealth; and Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a handsome young aristocrat corrupted by poverty and vice. Both are men of extraordinary vision, extreme cunning and ruthless ambition, but both are outsiders, cursed by the insurmountable opposition of powerful and vindictive foes. If they forge an alliance, Marius and Sulla may just defeat their enemies, but only one of them can become First Man in Rome. The battle for Rome has just begun. Please note: This ebook contains all the original maps and illustration.

The First Man Made Man

The First Man Made Man Author Pagan Kennedy
ISBN-10 1596918314
Year 2008-12-11
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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In the 1920s, when Laura Dillon felt like a man trapped in a woman's body, there were no words to describe her condition; transsexual had yet to enter common usage. And there was no known solution to being stuck between the sexes. In a desperate bid to feel comfortable in her own skin, she experimented with breakthrough technologies that ultimately transformed the human body and revolutionized medicine. Michael Dillon's incredible story, from upper-class orphan girl to Buddhist monk, reveals the struggles of early transsexuals and challenges conventional notions of what gender really means.

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Author Ann Byers
ISBN-10 0823944611
Year 2004
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group
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Discusses the life and training as an astronaut of Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon.

Last and First Men

Last and First Men Author Olaf Stapledon
ISBN-10 9780486466828
Year 2008-05
Pages 246
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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"No book before or since has ever had such an impact upon my imagination," declared 2001 author Arthur C. Clarke of this masterpiece of science fiction. An imaginative, ambitious history of humanity's future that spans billions of years, this 1930 epic abounds in prescient speculations. A must-read for scholars of the genre.

The Children of First Man

The Children of First Man Author James Alexander Thom
ISBN-10 0449149706
Year 1995-01-15
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher Fawcett
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Three hundred years before Columbus, Madoc, a Welsh prince, crosses the Atlantic to build a colony in the land he calls "Iarghal," where he and his descendants mingle blood, legends, and dreams with the native peoples of the New World

The First Man in Space

The First Man in Space Author David Cullen
ISBN-10 0836855779
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Gareth Stevens
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Describes the 1961 flight of Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, as well as the scientific background to that flight and space exploration since then.

The First Bad Man

The First Bad Man Author Miranda July
ISBN-10 9781439172568
Year 2015-01-13
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A haunted woman's reclusively ordered world is thrown into chaos by a houseguest who bullies her into reality and brings love into her life. A first novel by the best-selling author of No One Belongs Here More Than You. 125,000 first printing.

The First Man

The First Man Author Eugene O'Neill
ISBN-10 9781776533619
Year 2014-05-01
Pages 87
Language en
Publisher The Floating Press
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This thought-provoking play from Irish-American playwright Eugene O'Neill takes an unflinching look at the challenges of parenting and the often primal conflicts that can fester between parents and their children. The drama unfolds during what starts out as a pleasant-enough social visit, as anthropologist Curtis Jayson and his wife Martha play host to one of Curtis' college friends.