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Author: James Donovan Narrator: Allan Robertson Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2019 ISBN: 9781549175251
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"This is the best book on Apollo that I have read. Extensively researched and meticulously accurate, it successfully traces not only the technical highlights of the program but also the contributions of the extraordinary people who made it possible."
--Mike Collins, Command module pilot, Apollo 11


For the 50th anniversary, the epic story of Apollo 11 and the astronauts, flight controllers, and engineers who made it happen, by the author of the bestselling A Terrible Glory and The Blood of Heroes.


On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon, a moment forever ingrained in history. Perhaps the world's greatest technological achievement-and a triumph of American spirit and ingenuity-the Apollo 11 mission, and the entire Apollo program, was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to putting a man on the Moon and winning the Space Race against the Soviets.
Seen through the eyes of the those who lived it, Shoot for the Moon reveals the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that made it possible. Both sweeping and intimate, and based on exhaustive research and dozens of fresh interviews, bestselling author James Donovan's Shoot for the Moon is the definitive and thrilling account of one of humankind's most extraordinary feats of exploration.


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Quotes & Awards

  • “With a brilliant eye for detail and an elegant sense of historical narrative, Donovan’s Shoot for the Moon is sure to be a space-race classic.”

    Annie Jacobsen, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Donovan combines his masterful research skills and narrative gifts in recounting the full story of the most famous Apollo trip…Donovan’s history is a powerfully written and irresistible celebration of the Apollo missions.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 chuck88vert | 8/19/2019

    " I learned a lot that I didn't know.love this book.just like being there.lots of great facts things I never thought of. the book keeps you interested in hearing more. the book is one of my favorite books. plus I work in Huntsville the rocket city. the space and rocket center is a fantastic thing to see "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 chuck88vert | 8/19/2019

    " I learned a lot that I didn't know.love this book.just like being there.lots of great facts things I never thought of. the book keeps you interested in hearing more. the book is one of my favorite books. plus I work in Huntsville the rocket city. the space and rocket center is a fantastic thing to see "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 chuck88vert | 8/19/2019

    " I learned a lot that I didn't know.love this book.just like being there.lots of great facts things I never thought of. the book keeps you interested in hearing more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 chuck88vert | 8/19/2019

    " I learned a lot that I didn't know.love this book.just like being there.lots of great facts things I never thought of. the book keeps you interested in hearing more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 chuck88vert | 8/19/2019

    " I learned a lot that I didn't know.love this book.just like being there.lots of great facts things I never thought of. the book keeps you interested in hearing more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 chuck88vert | 8/19/2019

    " I learned a lot that I didn't know.love this book.just like being there.lots of great facts things I never thought of. the book keeps you interested in hearing more. "

About the Author

James Donovan is the author of three bestselling books of history, Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Appollo 11, The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo—and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation, and A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn—the Last Great Battle of the American West.

About the Narrator

Allan Robertson is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.