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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (317 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eugene Cernan Narrator: Eugene Cernan Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781423386483
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This is the story of a unique American hero who came of age as an astronaut during the few dramatic years when man reached the moon. Cernan's career spanned the entire Apollo program, from the tragic fire that killed three of his comrades on Apollo 1, through the moment when he left man's last footprint on the moon as commander of Apollo 17.

This is the inside story of how space was conquered, and at what price. Cernan writes candidly not only about the program, but about the high divorce rate among the astronauts, the loss of family privacy that came with celebrity, and the ever-present shadows of death and failure.

"With the feeling of a story recalled among friends, this is an appealing down to earth account of the last man to walk on the moon…loved the book." —Ron Howard, Director, Apollo 13

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 alpha01 | 1/25/2014

    " Another brick in the Apollo story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Andrew | 12/27/2013

    " Fantastic book, delivers a personal side to the space race, as well as explaining some of the inside information. If you lived through these times -- read this book. If you were born after these times -- read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 12/13/2013

    " Personal account of 3 early space flights. I recently visited the Kennedy Space Center, so it brought a lot of what I learned and saw there to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Griggs | 12/5/2013

    " Having grown up in the Houston area adjacent to NASA HQ during the 60's, this was a very meaningful book for me. I have read numerous others as well but this one was very behind the scenes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 AJ | 10/19/2013

    " Reading books like this just makes me frustrated to live in a country that doesn't prioritize science and basic research enough to have continued making trips to the moon... or even low earth orbit on the Space Shuttle. I guess my generation just has to tough it out on Earth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gert-Jan | 9/7/2013

    " One of the most approachable, readable and entertaining astronaut books I have read, along with Michael Collins's "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Cunningham | 8/6/2013

    " Easy to read but comprehensive... a detailed look at the space program from Cernan's point of view. This is Gemini and Apollo as he experienced it. All the things that went on behind the scenes in this remarkable endeavor are revealed here. Informative and enjoyable to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 4/10/2013

    " An interesting account of America's space program from the last human being to walk on the moon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 2/4/2013

    " This was probably the most entertaining of all the bio's of astronaunts I have read. Very insightful book about the life and the journey of the last man to stand on the moon. A great read for anyone who is interested in this time in our country's history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan Livingston | 2/20/2012

    " Best non-fiction/autobiography I've read in some time. If you have any interest whatsoever in the space program from it's beginning to end, Gene Cernan's book is a page-turner you can't put down. Outstanding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vandol7 | 2/7/2012

    " This was the first biography I remember reading and it was worth it. There is a lot of things explained and answers to questios that I hadn't even thought to ask. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 12/17/2011

    " It's been a while since I read this one. As I recall it is a good account of the trip to the moon and the exploration of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Van Slyke | 12/10/2011

    " My least favorite of the astronaut books I've read. Perhaps Cernan was just "telling it like it is" but I was a bit put off by his criticism of other astronauts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Buck | 11/24/2011

    " Cernan and Davis do a very good job describing what the human - the man - feels as he works to get a mission, trains to fly and then goes into space. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 5/20/2011

    " I think the only reason why I liked this book is because I had the honor to meet him and teach his granddaughter! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 10/8/2010

    " My least favorite of the astronaut books I've read. Perhaps Cernan was just "telling it like it is" but I was a bit put off by his criticism of other astronauts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vandol7 | 6/19/2010

    " This was the first biography I remember reading and it was worth it. There is a lot of things explained and answers to questios that I hadn't even thought to ask. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 5/23/2009

    " Fantastic book, delivers a personal side to the space race, as well as explaining some of the inside information. If you lived through these times -- read this book. If you were born after these times -- read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 1/28/2008

    " It's been a while since I read this one. As I recall it is a good account of the trip to the moon and the exploration of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 1/23/2008

    " Personal account of 3 early space flights. I recently visited the Kennedy Space Center, so it brought a lot of what I learned and saw there to life. "

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