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Norman Mailer. MoonFire. The Epic Journey of Apollo 11

Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.23 lb, 616 pages
US$ 25
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One of the greatest writers of the 20th century captures the definitive event of modern science. Discover the men, the machinery, and the sheer thrill of the lunar mission with Norman Mailer’s dazzling account of the Apollo 11 adventure, illustrated by hundreds of photographs.

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And the moon came nearer

Journey back to July 20, 1969
It has been called the single most historic event of the 20th century: On July 20, 1969, after a decade of tests and training, supported by a staff of 400,000 engineers and scientists, and with a budget of billions, the most powerful rocket ever launched brought Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon.

Nobody captured the men, the mood, and the machinery like Norman Mailer, hired by LIFE magazine to cover the mission in a dazzling reportage he later enhanced into the brilliantly crafted book, Of a Fire on the Moon.

Rediscover this epoch-making event with TASCHEN’s adaptation of Mailer’s account, now in our popular Reader's Edition so you can really curl up and travel not just back in time, but into outer space. The text is accompanied by hundreds of photographs from the NASA vaults, the archives of LIFE, and other leading magazines of the day, documenting the development of the agency and the mission, life inside the command module and on the moon’s surface, as well as the world’s jubilant reaction to the landing.

Captions by leading Apollo 11 experts 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 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.

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. The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.23 lb, 616 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-5622-4
Edition: English
ISBN 978-3-8365-5621-7
Edition: French
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Customer reviews (2)

Apollo 11 une grande aventure

Mattéo, November 07, 2021
Apollo 11 a été une mission assez compliquée mais réussie. Cette aventure a permis au États-Unis de faire marcher les premières personnes sur la Lune.

The moon

Alexandre, October 31, 2021
On s'imagine difficilement comment dans les années 60 on a pu envoyer un homme sur la lune
Norman Mailer. MoonFire. The Epic Journey of Apollo 11 (Bibliotheca Universalis)
Norman Mailer.
The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
US$ 25
Norman Mailer. MoonFire. The Epic Journey of Apollo 11 (Bibliotheca Universalis)