One Giant Leap: Neil Armstrong's Stellar American Journey
Title: One Giant Leap: Neil Armstrong's Stellar American Journey
Author: Leon Wagener
A biography of the first astronaut to walk on the moon draws on NASA archives and interviews with family and friends to portray an enigmatic and private man who braved the dangers of space travel to become a member of the Apollo 11 crew.
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.