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Norman Mailer. MoonFire. 50th Anniversary Edition

Copertina rigida con pieghevoli10.6 x 12.8 in.6.34 lb348 pagine50
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Il 20 luglio 1969 la fantascienza divenne realtà. Rivedi l'epocale allunaggio nell'edizione per il 50° anniversario del classico libro di Norman Mailer sulla missione Apollo 11. Questo volume include centinaia di immagini provenienti dai caveau della NASA, dagli archivi delle riviste e da collezioni private, che documentano la preparazione, le conseguenze e i momenti mozzafiato di quel gigantesco balzo dell'umanità.
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.

Norman Mailer (1923–2007) was one of the 20th century’s greatest and most influential writers, as well as 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 stage 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.

L'autore che ha contribuito

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. 50th Anniversary Edition
Copertina rigida con pieghevoli27 x 32.6 cm2.88 kg348 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-7113-5

Edizione: Inglese

ISBN 978-3-8365-7116-6

Edizione: Spagnolo
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12 Valutazioni

Großartiges Buch, tolle Fotos, guter Preis

Matthias,27 dicembre 2021
Ich bin sehr zufrieden. Der Band passt in der Aufmachung gut zum Anlass des 50. Mondlandejubiläums. Die ikonischen Fotos kommen dadurch gut zur Geltung und werden durch die Worte von Norman Mailer stimmungsvoll begleitet.

Tolle Bilder, Norman Mailers Texte unerwartet

Daniel,27 dicembre 2021
Für einen Apollo-interessierten sind die Fotos des Bandes das eigentliche Highlight des Buches. Norman Mailers Betrachtungen mögen literarisch sehr interessant sein, resonierten mit mir jedoch nicht. Ich hätte mir eher ein sprachlich ansprechendes Narrativ gewünscht, das die eigentliche Mission mehr begleitet, als das Innenleben des Autors.


Marcel,29 ottobre 2021
Ein Stück Geschichte in sagenhaften Aufnahmen.

Happy birthday

Peter,28 ottobre 2021
Zum 50. Jahrestag der ersten Mondlandung erschien dieses reich illustrierte Meisterwerk.

An anniversary to commemorate

Marco,4 novembre 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,30 ottobre 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.