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Of a fire on the Moon / Norman Mailer.

Mailer, Norman. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780553390612
  • ISBN: 0553390619
  • Physical Description: 463 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Inc., 2014.

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Formatted Contents Note: Part 1: Aquarius: -- Loss of ego -- Psychology of astronauts -- Some origins of the fire -- Greatest week -- Dream of the future's face -- Part 2: Apollo: -- Psychology of machines -- Trajectory to the moon -- Day in space and another day -- Near side and the far side -- Iron of astronauts -- Ride down -- Sleep on the moon -- Part 3: Age Of Aquarius: -- Hanging of the highwayman -- World is bigger infinitely -- Burial by the sea.
Summary, etc.: Overview: For many, the moon landing was the defining event of the twentieth century. So it seems only fitting that Norman Mailer-the literary provocateur who altered the landscape of American nonfiction-wrote the most wide-ranging, far-seeing chronicle of the Apollo 11 mission. A classic chronicle of America's reach for greatness in the midst of the Cold War, Of a Fire on the Moon compiles the reportage Mailer published between 1969 and 1970 in Life magazine: gripping firsthand dispatches from inside NASA's clandestine operations in Houston and Cape Kennedy; technical insights into the magnitude of their awe-inspiring feat; and prescient meditations that place the event in human context as only Mailer could.
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Born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Norman Mailer was one of the most influential writers of the second half of the twentieth century and a leading public intellectual for nearly sixty years. He is the author of more than thirty books. The Castle in the Forest, his last novel, was his eleventh New York Times bestseller. His first novel, The Naked and the Dead, has never gone out of print. His 1968 nonfiction narrative, The Armies of the Night, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He won a second Pulitzer for The Executioner’s Song and is the only person to have won Pulitzers in both fiction and nonfiction. Five of his books were nominated for National Book Awards, and he won a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation in 2005. Mr. Mailer died in 2007 in New York City.

Subject: Space flight to the moon.
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Astronauts > United States.
United States > Civilization > 1945-
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Space flight to the moon.
United States.
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