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A Reluctant Icon : Letters to Neil Armstrong

By: Hansen, James R.(Edited by)

Part of the Purdue studies in aeronautics and astronautics series
1557539693 / 9781557539694
Paperback / softback
Stock expected by 19/06/2020
United States
152 x 229 mm 400 pages
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Artfully curated by James R. Hansen, A Reluctant Icon: Letters to Neil Armstrong is a companion volume to Dear Neil Armstrong: Letters to the First Man from All Mankind, collecting hundreds more letters Armstrong received after first stepping on the moon until his death in 2012.

Providing context and commentary, Hansen has assembled the letters by the following themes: religion and belief; anger, disappointment, and disillusionment; quacks, conspiracy theorists, and ufologists; fellow astronauts and the world of flight; the corporate world; celebrities, stars, and notables; and last messages.Taken together, both collections provide fascinating insights into the world of an iconic hero who took that first giant leap onto lunar soil willingly and thereby stepped into the public eye with reluctance.

Space enthusiasts, historians, and lovers of all things related to flight will not want to miss this book.


BJ Diaries, letters & journals, GLC Library, archive & information management, HBJK History of the Americas, TRP Aerospace & aviation technology, TTD Space science, TTDS Astronautics

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