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    DescriptionNASA astronaut Michael Collins trained as an experimental test pilot before venturing into space as a vital member of the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 missions. In Carrying the Fire, his account of his voyages into space and the years of training that led up to them, Collins reveals the human tensions, the physical realities, and the personal emotions surrounding the early years of the space race. Collins provides readers with an insider's view of the space program and conveys the excitement and wonder of his journey to the moon. As skilled at writing as he is at piloting a spacecraft, Collins explains the clash of personalities at NASA and technical aspects of flight with clear, engaging prose, withholding nothing in his candid assessments of fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, and Buzz Aldrin, and officials within NASA. A fascinating memoir of mankind's greatest journey told in familiar, human terms, Carrying the Fire is by turns thrilling, humorous, and thought-provoking, a unique work by a remarkable man.


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    Title
    Carrying the Fire
    Subtitle
    An Astronaut's Journey
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Collins, By (author) Charles Lindbergh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780815410287
    ISBN 10: 081541028X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BG, BGA
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    BIC subject category V2: WNX
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    BIC subject category V2: TTDS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    LC subject heading: ,
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6A
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000
    DC22: 629.450092
    BISAC V2.8: TEC002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 629.45/0092
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 629.454092
    LC classification: TL789.85.C65 A3 2001
    Thema V1.0: TTDS, DNBA, WNX
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    03 April 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham
    Author Information
    Michael Collins, a NASA astronaut, was the third American to walk in space (Gemini 10) and the pilot of the command module during Apollo 11's mission to the moon in July, 1969. Following his career as an astronaut, he served as the director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. He has since retired and lives in Marco Island, Florida.
    Review quote
    Collins can write... He is breezy, glib, collegiate, and frequently funny. There are marvelous things in Carrying the Fire that catch a reader unaware every few pages. The New York Times Strikingly authentic. Collins is an extremely good writer, and his lean, forceful prose makes this an unusually readable memoir... Written with vigor, humor, and unusual insight into men and machines, this is an outstanding book. Library Journal