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Neil Armstrong

A Life Of Flight

By Jay Barbree

Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, America’s modern hero and history’s most famous space traveler. Yet shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss his personal side of events. Here for the first time is the definitive story of Neil’s life of flight he shared for five decades with a trusted friend – Jay Barbree.


Working from 50 years of conversations he had with Neil, from notes, interviews, NASA spaceflight transcripts, and remembrances of those Armstrong trusted, Barbree writes about Neil’s three passions – flight, family, and friends. This is the inside story of Neil Armstrong from the time he flew combat missions in the Korean War and then flew a rocket plane called the X-15 to the edge of space,  to when he saved his Gemini 8 by flying the first emergency return from Earth orbit and then flew Apollo-Eleven to the moon’s Sea of Tranquility.


Together Neil and Jay discussed everything, from his love of flying, to the war years, and of course his time in space. The book is full of never-before-seen photos and personal details written down for the first time, including what Armstrong really felt when he took that first step on the moon, what life in NASA was like, his relationships with the other astronauts, and what he felt the future of space exploration should be.


As the only reporter to have covered all 166 American astronaut flights and moon landings Jay knows these events intimately. Neil Armstrong himself said, “Barbree is history’s most experienced space journalist. He is exceptionally well qualified to recall and write the events and emotions of our time.” Through his friendship with Neil and his dedicated research, Barbree brings us the most accurate account of his friend’s life of flight, the book he planned for twenty years.


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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9781250040718


Format: Book
Author: Barbree, Jay
Summary: "To date, everything written about Armstong's life and flights has been written from the outside looking in; Barbree is the only person whom Neil Armstrong trusted to share close personal details about his inspiring life story. Working from his years of notes, and with the full cooperation of the Armstrong family, Barbree has written the definitive biography of America's most famous astronaut and one of our greatest modern heroes. Much has already been written about Armstrong and the major players who helped him fly to the moon, but he wanted this book to emphasize his two passions--family and flight. Barbree and Armstrong discussed everything, from his two marriages and the death of his baby daughter, to his love of flying, the war years and of course, his time in space. The book, timed to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and full of never-before-seen photos, includes many personal details that have never before been written, such as what Armstrong really felt when he took that first step on the moon, what life in NASA was like, his relationships with the other astronauts, and what he felt the future of space exploration should be"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Neil Armstrong : a life of flight / Jay Barbree.
Publisher Date: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.
Subject: Armstrong, Neil, 1930-2012. Project Apollo (U.S.) -- History. Astronauts -- United States -- Biography. Space flight to the moon -- History. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology. SCIENCE / Astronomy.
Isbn: 9781250040718 (hardback) 125004071X (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: B Armstrong
Oclc: 857981786
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Bib Id: 534821

Format: Book
Author: Barbree, Jay.
Summary: "To date, everything written about Armstong's life and flights has been written from the outside looking in; Barbree is the only person whom Neil Armstrong trusted to share close personal details about his inspiring life story. Working from his years of notes, and with the full cooperation of the Armstrong family, Barbree has written the definitive biography of America's most famous astronaut and one of our greatest modern heroes. Much has already been written about Armstrong and the major players who helped him fly to the moon, but he wanted this book to emphasize his two passions--family and flight. Barbree and Armstrong discussed everything, from his two marriages and the death of his baby daughter, to his love of flying, the war years and of course, his time in space. The book, timed to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and full of never-before-seen photos, includes many personal details that have never before been written, such as what Armstrong really felt when he took that first step on the moon, what life in NASA was like, his relationships with the other astronauts, and what he felt the future of space exploration should be"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Neil Armstrong : a life of flight / Jay Barbree.
Edition: First editon.
Publisher, Date: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.
Description: xix, 362 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects: Armstrong, Neil, 1930-2012.
Subjects: Project Apollo (U.S.) -- History.
Subjects: Astronauts -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Space flight to the moon -- History.
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology.
Subjects: SCIENCE / Astronomy.
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 2014008696
ISBN: 9781250040718 (hardback)
ISBN: 125004071X (hardback)
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Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: B Armstrong