First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong

Author: James Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471177882

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Now a major film starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Kyle Chandler, directed by Oscar-winner Damien Chazelle, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America’s most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong – the man whose “one small step” changed history. In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over 50 hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. When Apollo 11 touched down on the moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the moon became a legend. Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong's career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong's storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. In the years since the Moon landing, rumors swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life. This book reveals the man behind the myth. In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. In First Man, the personal, technological, epic, and iconic blend to form the portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as history's most famous space traveler.
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Neil Armstrong : der erste Mensch auf dem Mond

Author: Katrin Hahnemann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783845800431

Category:

Page: 94

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Biografie des berühmten Astronauten, der als 1. Mensch den Mond betrat; mit Kapiteln über dessen Kindheit, seine Karriere, die berühmte Apollo-11-Mission und die Zeit danach als amerikanischer Held. Ab 11.
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First Man

The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

Author: James R. Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982104341

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Soon to be a major motion picture, this is the first—and only—definitive authorized account of Neil Armstrong, the man whose “one small step” changed history. When Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the Moon became a legend. In First Man, author James R. Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. In this “compelling and nuanced portrait” (Chicago Tribune) filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong’s career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative trans-atmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong’s storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. For the near-fifty years since the Moon landing, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life. A penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. “First Man burrows deep into Armstrong’s past and present…What emerges is an earnest and brave man” (Houston Chronicle) who will forever be known as history’s most famous space traveler.
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First Man - The Annotated Screenplay

Author: Josh Singer,James R. Hansen

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781785659997

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures' First Man, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie explores the sacrifices and the cost--on Armstrong and on the nation--of one of the most dangerous missions in history. First Man: The Annotated Screenplay is the official companion to the movie, and features a wealth of stunning photography, alongside the full shooting script. Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Josh Singer (Spotlight) and James R. Hansen, whose book First Man is the only authorized biography of Armstrong, provide an in-depth commentary on the challenges of dramatizing a fact-based historical motion picture. Exclusive annotations separate those facts from the dramatic fictions the filmmakers utilized, as well as explain the overarching dramatic choices made in telling the story of the man behind the icon.
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Neil Armstrong

Author: Shannon Zemlicka,Shannon Knudsen

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822503958

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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An introduction to the life of Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon.
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First Man

The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442099630

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Page: N.A

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Sean Penn

Die autorisierte Biografie

Author: Richard T. Kelly

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864131138

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Sean Penn wurde immer wieder als unkonventionell, rebellisch und kontrovers beschrieben - und als der talentierteste Schauspieler seiner Generation. Während seiner außergewöhnlichen Karriere als Schauspieler und Regisseur wie auch seines gelegentlich exzessiven Privatlebens zeigte Penn immer wieder, dass er sich nicht an Regeln hält. Seine jungen Jahre waren neben überwältigenden schauspielerischen Leistungen auch geprägt durch die stürmische Ehe mit Madonna und kurze Gefängnisaufenthalte. Später entwickelte er sich zu einem brillanten Regisseur, liebevollen Vater und engagierten politischen und sozialen Aktivisten. Illustriert mit ca. 45 Schwarz-Weiß-Bildern zeichnet Richard T. Kelly in dieser Biografie, die auf exklusiven Interviews mit Sean Penn, seiner Familie, seinen Freunden und Kollegen basiert (Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Woody Allen, Susan Sarandon, Bono, Christopher Walken, Anjelica Huston und viele andere), - ein spannendes, detail- und facettenreiches Bild des kompromisslosen Schauspielers und seines bewegten Lebens.
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Neil Armstrong

The First Man on the Moon

Author: Barbara Kramer

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780894908286

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Explores the life and accomplishments of astronaut Neil Armstrong, from his childhood in Ohio through his years with NASA, including his famous moon landing and other space flights.
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One Giant Leap

The Story of Neil Armstrong

Author: Don Brown

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547349794

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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As a young boy, Neil Armstrong had a recurring dream in which he held his breath and floated high in the sky. He spent his free time reading stacks of flying magazines, building model airplanes, and staring through a homemade telescope. As a teenager, Neil worked odd jobs to pay for flying lessons at a nearby airport. He earned his student pilot’s license on his sixteenth birthday. But who was to know that this shy boy, who also loved books and music, would become the first person to set foot on the moon, on July 20, 1969.
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Primer Hombre. La Vida de Neil A. Armstrong / First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

Author: James R. Hansen

Publisher: Debate

ISBN: 9788499928258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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La vida del primer hombre que pisó la Luna y la historia del hito que marcó la humanidad y la carrera espacial. Cuando el Apolo 11 aterrizó en la Luna en 1969, el primer hombre en dejar su huella en la superficie se convirtió en leyenda. Basado en material exclusivo compuesto por más de cincuenta horas de grabaciones privadas con Neil Armstrong, documentos personales y entrevistas con familiares cercanos, James Hansen logra una magnífica panorámica de la segunda mitad del siglo XX además de elaborar una biografía inigualable sobre uno de los protagonistas incontestables de la historia reciente. En una penetrante exploración del culto al héroe estadounidense, Hansen aborda el complejo legado del Primer Hombre, como astronauta y como individuo. En este libro, la intimidad, la ciencia y la épica se entremezclan para formar el retrato de un héroe rebelde que siempre será conocido como el viajero espacial más famoso de la historia. La crítica ha dicho... «El historiador James Hansen combina hábilmente la saga de Armstrong con el trasfondo histórico de la introducción de América a la Era del Espacio. Un libro excelente.» Capitán James A. Lovell, comandante del Apolo 13 «Esta impresionante biografía, bien documentada y apasionantemente escrita, superará la prueba del inexorable paso del tiempo.» Library Journal «Una biografía poderosa e implacable de un hombre que es la personificación de la fuerza de carácter y la determinación cotidiana [...]. Una lectura obligada para los adoradores del mundo espacial y los lectores de historia por igual.» Publishers Weekly
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First Moon

Author: Joe Wight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899083521

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Page: 64

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Freakonomics

überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442154517

Category:

Page: 411

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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.
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Neil Armstrong

One Giant Leap for Mankind

Author: Tara Dixon-Engel,Mike Jackson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402744969

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

View: 1861

An introduction to the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was the first man to walk on the moon.
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One Giant Leap

Neil Armstrong's Stellar American Journey

Author: Leon Wagener

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466828560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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On July 20, 1969 the whole world stopped. It was a day in which a man who grew up on a farm without electricity would announce, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." In this, the first ever biography of Neil Armstrong, Leon Wagener explores the man whose walk on the moon is still compared to humankind's progenitor's crawl out of the primordial ooze. And whose retreat back to a farm in his native Ohio soon after the last ticker tape confetti fell, has left him looked upon as a reclusive hermit ever since. This is the true story of a national hero, whose life long quest to walk on the moon truely mirrors our best selves, an American who braved incredible danger daily over a long career, finally achieving what seemed impossible, and broke free of the Earth's surly bonds proving forever that man can reach for the stars, and succeed. Relying on hundreds of interviews with family and friends of the astronaut, plus generous access to the NASA files, Leon Wagener explores the life of one of America's true heroes, in a book filled with extraordianry adventure, and even greater achievement. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Neil Armstrong

A Life of Flight

Author: Jay Barbree

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466836342

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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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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Glut und Asche

Thriller

Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364115264X

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Episch, gewaltig, atemberaubend »Vielleicht würde er eines Tages die Angst vergessen, die in jenen fünfzehn Minuten einen anderen Menschen aus ihm gemacht hatte.« Danny Boy Lorca ist das Entsetzen ins Gesicht geschrieben, als er sich ins Büro von Sheriff Hackberry Holland schleppt. In der Wüste nahe der texanisch-mexikanischen Grenze wurde er Zeuge eines brutalen Mordes. Von einem zweiten Gefangenen fehlt jede Spur. Hackberry Holland hat erneut alle Hände voll zu tun, um für Gerechtigkeit zu sorgen.
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Neil Armstrong

Author: Thomas Streissguth

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736816274

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Presents a brief biography of the first astronaut to walk on the Moon.
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Was macht der Astronaut, wenn er mal muss?

Eine etwas andere Geschichte der Raumfahrt

Author: Mary Roach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499627903

Category:

Page: 396

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Wenn es beim äMüssenä mal daneben geht, 14 Tage bei minimaler Hygiene im Raumanzug, seltsam anmutende Stresstests wie das Falten von Kranichen, Flüge im äKotzbomberä, Belastungstests an lebenden und toten Objekten u.a.: salopper und oft ironischer Blick hinter die Kulissen der Hochglanzraumfahrt.
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Neil Armstrong

The First Man on the Moon

Author: Ann Byers

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823944613

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Discusses the life and training as an astronaut of Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon.
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Rocket Boys - Roman einer Jugend

Author: Homer Hickam

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 395967726X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1265

Für die einen ist Sputnik nur ein heller Fleck am Himmel. Doch Sonny bedeutet er die Welt. In der tristen Bergarbeiterstadt Coalwood gibt es für ihn nur zwei Möglichkeiten: Entweder er erhält ein Football-Stipendium am College oder er fristet sein Dasein in der Kohlemine seines Vaters. Doch Sonny hat eine Mission: Er will eine Rakete bauen. Gemeinsam mit seinen Freunden wagt er es, seine Zukunft in neue Bahnen zu lenken. Gegen die Angst. Gegen den Willen seines unnahbaren Vaters. Und für die Hoffnungen einer ganzen Stadt. "Wundervoll" The Times "Durch und durch charmant" New York Times "Der Text ist voller Witz, voller Selbstironie, immer erfüllt von Lebensfreude und liebendem Ernst." Die Welt "Homer Hickam erzählt in diesem fantasievollen Roman seine eigene Entwicklung vom Buben zum Nasa-Ingenieur. Es ist der klassische US-Traum - allerdings amüsant, originell und anschaulich aufgeschrieben." Münchner Merkur
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