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That realization was not lost on James Webb. To his credit, he deferred to his colleagues and allowed the plan to proceed. Webb was wary of the great risks involved in the mission, and he may have felt betrayed that he was kept out of the loop on decisions such as the configuration of Apollo 8 as a lunar mission.
In several stretches, Kurson shares that there was some pessimism about scheduling Apollo 8 during the Christmas season.
That was potentially a very heavy burden to carry into retirement. It probably would have crushed him. In another interesting section, Kurson highlights that it was Frank Borman who was the key figure who trimmed the number of lunar orbits down to just ten i.
He figured the longer they stayed away from earth, the more the chance for failure. Borman also fought other, lesser battles as well, including his refusal to allow a TV camera on the flight a battle which he lost.
Like all single-mission histories, Rocket Men features the requisite chapter-long bios of the crewmembers. Kurson did his homework here, as well.
All of the bios include some information either not widely shared or never before. I also came away with an even fuller understanding of—and maybe even an appreciation for—Borman's tightly wound, no-nonsense personality.
Another deeply reported section—also not mentioned in the other Apollo 8 books—describes the evening before launch day.
After the crew spent time with Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Anders had several guests of his own, including his childhood priest.
As the visit continued, Borman—tense in the hours ahead of launch—snapped at Anders for the perceived distraction, and then apologized for his outburst.
Kurson takes his time, imparting a number of interesting details. Not long after, he even notes that the red alloy rings were for output and the blue rings were for input—not the usual stuff most Apollo books repeat ad infinitum.
One of my pet peeves about space books is authors' tendencies to summarize the pre-launch, launch, and post launch phases into disappointingly few pages.
If I remember correctly, Zimmerman's book summarized the Apollo 8 launch in a flimsy three pages. Launch is one of the greatest fascinations of rocket flight, but sadly, not many writers get it right.
Here, it was surprising and satisfying to finally read an author expounding upon this central subject. Kurson manages to weave many different elements into a fast-moving narrative, and gets into a good amount of detail.
He emphasizes the rough ascent of the Saturn V rocket and notes several times how terrifically loud it was in the command module. Still, Borman kept his hand steady at the abort handle, and when the third stage engaged, Borman reported the problem had safely passed.
To be completed. Sep 12, Carly Friedman rated it it was amazing Shelves: nfbc-brs-and-botms , audiobooks , because-science.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Kurson did an amazing job describing multiple aspects of the Apollo 8 mission. We also learn about how they were selected, the training and other preparation for the mission, and their wives and families.
I loved the chapters that summarized the political and social environment during that time period.
The description of the mission had me on the edge of my seat I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The description of the mission had me on the edge of my seat from takeoff to their return on earth.
Kurson interviewed the astronauts and thus the level of detail is amazing. Highly recommended! I genuinely look forward to reading more by this author.
Dec 01, Ben rated it liked it Shelves: space. The story of Apollo 8, the first manned trip to and around the Moon.
For example, Bill Anders took his famous Earthrise photo in orbit around the Moon. There's very little new information here, but it is a good story.
Kurson's angle seems to have been to interview each of the astronauts and their families, so we hear about their thoughts, and family and marital problems.
That's fine. There are extended biographical sketches of each astronaut. The book gives a good sense of the atmosphere for the The story of Apollo 8, the first manned trip to and around the Moon.
The book gives a good sense of the atmosphere for the astronauts and their families. Kurson also includes short summaries of current events.
Even though this is obviously just filler, to bulk the book up, I appreciated the context. The astronaut hero worship is still tiresome.
For example, Kurson says that no one else would have been willing to make the trip because it was so dangerous! I think millions of people would have happily volunteered.
Based on this book, one might wonder if anybody else worked for NASA, or if the astronauts designed and built the rockets themselves.
Jan 30, Linden rated it it was amazing. John F. Kennedy had promised to put a man on the moon before the end of the s and after his assassination, Lyndon Johnson supported this unlikely goal.
The USA had a tremendous desire to win the space race, however, and against all odds, Apollo 8 was conceived and implemented, some said too quickly.
Astronauts Borman, Lovell, and Anders went on the historic Christmas mission to orbit the moon, and after a terrible year of riots, carnage in Vietnam, and assassinations of two beloved John F.
Feb 11, Laurens Ter Heegde rated it it was amazing Shelves: non-fiction. This book has been one of the most thrilling reads of my life.
Kurson managed to draw me into the command module and make me feel like I was there together with Borman, Lovell and Anders.
The narrative extensively treats the context of the mission in relation to the tensions that were troubling the United States in Since I was born over three decades after the events, this greatly helped in explaining the motives behind taking the gigantic risks involved with the mission.
The story conveys This book has been one of the most thrilling reads of my life. The story conveys the experience and effects of the mission on both a personal and collective level.
Ultimately, I believe that this book does justice to the achievements of all the people involved in leaving our own world and reaching another for the first time in history.
Feb 18, Janine rated it it was amazing. So incredible! The writing is stunning and the Epilogue left me weepinghis Authors Note at the end is one of my favorites ever.
I wish hed pen a tale about lesser-known women : So incredible! Feb 17, Victoria rated it liked it Shelves: netgalley , abandoned.
This is an excellent read and I think most with an interest in anything space will really enjoy it. For me, perhaps it's because I've read SO much about the space program, I found it it to be somewhat pedestrian.
I didn't find too much here that I didn't already know something about and didn't think this telling brought that much new to the story.
Apr 11, Christi Tulenko rated it it was amazing. Read while sheltering at home during a national pandemic. I absolutely loved this beautifully written account of Apollo 8 and the three Astronauts who made Mans first Journey to the moon.
Sep 22, Cynda rated it liked it Shelves: biography-or-memior , reading-mostly-nonfiction , travel , read , technology , moon.
Very accessible for just about anyone interested in the topic. I got to meet the astronauts,to meet their families of origin and generation, and to get a glimpse of what life was like on board Apollo 8.
All of this written in a way that read like a novel--somethung important to many many readers. I just wanted more technology and science.
I will take less readability almost any day if I can get the information. Overall: Enjoyable and Informative. May 25, Jim rated it it was amazing.
The main part of the book focuses on the three astronauts who were the first to go to the Moon--not to land on it, but orbit it--and those were the three men of Apollo 8- Borman, Lovell, and Anders.
Kurson gives us a succinct background to Apollo, which was the Cold War and Kennedy's commitment to send men to the moon by the end of the s.
What I did NOT know about Apollo 8 is that it was rushed ahead of schedule, perhaps unduly risking the lives of the astronauts.
There were so many possibilities of things going wrong and the men dying in space that I have to ask: was it worth the risk in order to beat the Russians to the Moon?
Jan 24, Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it Shelves: history , science , advance-read. Rocket Men is a record of America's space program's efforts to beat the Soviets in getting to the moon.
It mentions Apollo 1 disaster that took three lives and caused the acceleration of American efforts. Apollo 8's entire workup and mission is laid out.
This is a decent work about space exploration and NASA. My copy was a free review copy through Goodreads. Sep 23, Val rated it it was amazing Shelves: non-fiction , , astronauts.
This is one of the best books I've ever read! I'm embarrassed to admit how little I knew about Apollo 8 at the time it was taking place.
Probably because I was a teenager and thought everything was all about me, me, me. I loved that there was more to the book than strictly the race to the moon.
It also covered other things that were going on in , like the Viet Nam war, race riots, assassinations, and violent protests.
What a wretched time that was. It makes the wretched year we're This is one of the best books I've ever read! It makes the wretched year we're in now a wee bit easier to tolerate!
Kurson writes in clear, simple language, avoiding technical matters and cryptic NASA jargon, in order to focus on the people involved.
I definitely appreciated that. I was so afraid that much of what was in the book would go right over my head. I also appreciated the photos in the book.
Speaking of photos, I've seen the photo of the prisoner in Viet Nam being shot in the head many times.
Now I know the story behind it, which is that the prisoner had just assassinated an entire family. He wasn't just a random, innocent prisoner as I had thought for all of these years.
It made everything more real for me when I was able to read not only about the three astronauts but also about their wives during the space race.
Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders are the only astronauts from that time who are still married to their same spouses!
I truly feel the story of this space mission deserves to be better known and this is the perfect book to read if you're not familiar with it.
Rocket Men had the perfect ending when it shared a telegram received from an anonymous stranger. Jan 31, Bill Shannon rated it it was amazing.
I've read my share of books about NASA and the space program, and while most of them consider the Moon Landing to be the apex of the early program's accomplishments, it seems like the Apollo 8 mission -- the first to go around the moon without actually landing on it -- might be the more galvanizing of the two.
I'd have to say this is probably the best book I've read so far about space exploration. The flight of Apollo 8 was the first time that humans left the earth's gravitational pull I've read my share of books about NASA and the space program, and while most of them consider the Moon Landing to be the apex of the early program's accomplishments, it seems like the Apollo 8 mission -- the first to go around the moon without actually landing on it -- might be the more galvanizing of the two.
The flight of Apollo 8 was the first time that humans left the earth's gravitational pull and entered that of another celestial body.
Apollo 8, in retrospect, was an unbelievable feat of engineering, mathematics, precision and piloting skill.
The author, Robert Kurson, does such a beautiful job of painting a picture of this insular world.
He introduces each of the three characters -- Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders -- organically, so we get to know each of them as individual humans, not just as Olympians of space exploration.
We follow each man's journey up to the point at which they are pulled together as a space all-star team of sorts, chosen to undertake the most ambitious journey in mankind's history.
The mission is put in context of its time: the s in general and in particular, a time of great turmoil in the middle of the Cold War, a trio of a traumatic assassinations, the Vietnam war, and the dawn of the Nixon presidency.
Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Won 1 Oscar. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Taron Egerton Elton John Jamie Bell Bernie Taupin Richard Madden John Reid Bryce Dallas Howard Sheila Gemma Jones Ivy Steven Mackintosh Stanley Tom Bennett Fred Matthew Illesley Young Reggie Kit Connor Older Reggie Charlie Rowe Ray Williams Peter O'Hanlon Cyril Evan Walsh Elton Dean Tate Donovan Doug Weston Sharmina Harrower Edit Storyline A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John 's breakthrough years.
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