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Description - The Race by James Schefter

No achievement defines the second half of this century more than America's historic moon landing on July 21st 1969 when Neil Armstrong uttered the immortal words 'one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind'. Here for the first time is a full account of the space race from the end of the second world war to that epochal moment. In 1963, a young reporter named Jim Schefter was given a dream job- to cover America's race to the moon. Since the astronauts were under contract to Life, Schefter's employer, he was given unparalleled access to the lives of all the players at NASA. For P.R. reasons he could only report a fraction of what he saw then. Now, at last, he can tell it all. This true, behind-the-scenes tale is more thrilling, entertaining, and ultimately, more ennobling than the 'official' version which has been gospel for thirty years now. Trusted by the astronauts and mission controllers who wanted the real story passed on to

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099406143
ISBN-10: 0099406144
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Schefter

James Schefter covered NASA from 1963 to 1973. His work has appeared in magazines as diverse as Popular Science, Reader's Digest and Paris Match.

Books By James Schefter

Race by James Schefter
Paperback, July 2000
All Corvettes Are Red by James Schefter
Paperback, July 1996