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test pilot, and astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen’s unprecedented access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield this first in-depth analysis of an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.

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

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.

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Author Barbara Kramer
ISBN-10 0894908286
Year 1997
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Enslow Pub Incorporated
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Explores the life and accomplishments of astronaut Neil Armstrong, from his childhood in Ohio through his years with NASA, including his famous moon landing and other space flights.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

Gerhard Domagk

Gerhard Domagk Author Ekkehard Grundmann
ISBN-10 9783825861643
Year 2004
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher LIT Verlag Münster
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In 1934 Gerhard Domagk, professor at the University of Muenster since 1924 and head of the Institute for Experimental Pathology of the Bayer AG at Wuppertal-Elberfeld since 1928, discovered the healing effect of sulfonamides, the precedent of antibiotics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1939 for this discovery. In 1943 he detected the first remedy against tuberculosis, a worldwide epidemic at that time. This book reviews his main accomplishments. Ekkehard Grundmann taught pathology at the University of Mnster (retired 1986) and was a friend of Gerhard Domagk.

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Author Mike Goldsmith
ISBN-10 0739844318
Year 2001
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher NA-r
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Presents the life of Neil Armstong, from his childhhood in Ohio, to his days as a fighter pilot and astronaut.