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Description - A Fire on the Moon by Norman Mailer

A Fire on the Moon, written as events unfolded, is Mailer's matchless account of the Apollo 11 mission- the psychology of the astronauts, the launch of their rocket in a burst of white flame, the families left behind, and Mailer's anxieties and terrors about the enormity of what they were doing.
Mailer's superb account, written as it was happening, of the first attempt to land men on the moon
'Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.'
A Fire on the Moon tells the scarcely credible story of the Apollo 11 mission. It is suffused with Mailer's obsession both with the astronauts themselves and with his own anxieties and terrors about the extremity of what they were trying to achieve. Mailer is both admiring and appalled and the result is a book which is both a gripping narrative and a brilliant depiction of the now-forgotten technical issues and uncertainties around the mission. A Fire on the Moon is also a matchless portrait of an America caught in a morass of introspection and misery, torn apart by the war in Vietnam. But for one, extraordinary week in the summer of 1969 all eyes were on the fates of three men in a rocket, travelling a quarter of a million miles away from Earth.
With an introduction by Geoff Dyer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141394961
ISBN-10: 014139496X
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was one of the great post-War American writers, both as a novelist and as one of the key inventors of the New Journalism. His books include the novels The Naked and the Dead, The Deer Park, Why Are We in Vietnam?, The Executioner's Song and Harlot's Ghost and the non-fiction works The Armies of the Night, A Fire on the Moon (published in the USA as Of a Fire on the Moon) and The Fight. He won the National Book Award and twice won the Pulitzer Prize.

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