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Norman Mailer. MoonFire. Edición 50 aniversario


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On July 20, 1969, science fiction became reality. Revisit the momentous moon landing in the 50th anniversary edition of Norman Mailer’s classic book on the Apollo 11 mission. This volume includes hundreds of images sourced from the NASA vaults, magazine archives, and private collections, documenting the lead up to, aftermath, and breathtaking moments of that giant leap for mankind.
Hardcover with fold-outs10.6 x 12.8 in.6.34 lb348 pages
“… a fitting and moving tribute to the bravery of the astronauts, and the vast support team that got them to the moon.”
“The greatest Apollo 11 story ever told.”
“As far as coffee table books go, Moonfire is literally out of this world.”
The Washington Post
“MoonFire is the greatest book I have ever seen. The photography is unparalleled… more than just a book, it is an experience.”
David Schonauer
Norman Mailer. MoonFire. 50th Anniversary Edition

Norman Mailer. MoonFire. 50th Anniversary Edition


The Epic Journey of Apollo 11

On the 50th anniversary of the defining scientific mission of our time

It has been called the single most historic event of the 20th century: On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins met John F. Kennedy’s call for a manned Moon landing by the end of the 1960s. A decade of tests and training, a staff of 400,000 engineers and scientists, a budget of billions, and the most powerful rocket ever launched all combined in an unprecedented event watched by millions the world over. And no one captured the men, the mood, and the machinery like Norman Mailer.

One of the greatest writers of the 20th century, Norman Mailer was hired by LIFE magazine in 1969 to cover the Moon shot. He enhanced his reportage in the brilliantly crafted book, Of a Fire on the Moon, which is excerpted here. Equally adept at examining the science of space travel and the psychology of the people involved—from Saturn V rocket engineer Wernher von Braun to the crucial NASA support staff to the three astronauts—Mailer provides provocative and trenchant insights into this epoch-making event.

Illustrating this volume are hundreds of photographs and maps from the NASA vaults, magazine archives, and private collections. These images document the development of the agency and the mission, life inside the command module and on the Moon’s surface, and the world’s jubilant reaction to the landing. This 50-year anniversary edition includes captions by leading Apollo 11 experts that explain the history and science behind the images, citing the mission log, publications of the day, and postflight astronaut interviews; while an evocative introduction by Colum McCann celebrates Mailer’s incomparable skill at transforming “the science of space... the weight of history... the breadth of mythology” into prose.
The author

Norman Mailer (1923–2007) was one of the 20th century’s most influential writers, and one of America’s most renowned and controversial literary figures. The best-selling author of a dozen novels and 20 works of nonfiction, he also wrote plays, screenplays, television miniseries, hundreds of essays, two books of poetry, and a collection of short stories. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, he lived in Brooklyn, New York, and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

The contributing author

Colum McCann is the author of eight books, including Let the Great World Spin. He has written for The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, GQ, The Times (London), The Irish Times, and La República.

Norman Mailer. MoonFire. Edición 50 aniversario
Hardcover with fold-outs27 x 32.6 cm2.88 kg348 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-7116-6

Edition: Spanish
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12 Ratings

An anniversary to commemorate

Marco,November 4, 2021
I have always been fascinated by space and this edition for the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing could not be missing in my bookcase. Sublime images and always fascinating stories.

A Must Have

Rogerio,October 30, 2021
A dense but easy to follow narrative of a Pulitzer Prize winner of one the greatest achievements of science and Mankind. Astonishing photos and an exceptional print quality. A must have.

Love it

Efrem,October 28, 2021
Very good book, not much overlap with the NASA archives, love it.

A beautiful and stunning volume

Christine A.,October 28, 2021
A beautiful and stunning volume which adds a visual element to Norman Mailer’s incomparable narrative. A wonderful book for space enthusiasts.

Fantastic bit of history

John,October 27, 2021
Really enjoyed the story and the presentation. The larger size of the book helps to present the photos with great clarity and detail.