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    DescriptionThad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea--a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally. Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice, both NASA interns, to break into an impregnable laboratory at NASA--past security checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher security codes, and camera-lined hallways--and help him steal the most precious objects in the world: the moon rocks. But what does one do with an item so valuable that it's illegal even to own? And was Thad Roberts--undeniably gifted, picked for one of the most competitive scientific posts imaginable, a possible astronaut--really what he seemed? Mezrich has pored over thousands of pages of court records, FBI transcripts, and NASA documents and has interviewed most of the participants in the crime to reconstruct this "Ocean's Eleven"-style heist, a madcap story of genius, love, and duplicity that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride. "From the Hardcover edition."


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    Title
    Sex on the Moon
    Subtitle
    The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Mezrich
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 513
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594135460
    ISBN 10: 1594135460
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 805
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOUTH
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    B&T Merchandise Category: LP
    BISAC V2.8: TRU000000
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/TEXAS
    B&T Approval Code: C39208200
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDSTH
    BISAC V2.8: BIO024000
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/TXHOUS
    BISAC V2.8: TEC002000
    B&T Approval Code: S87360000
    DC22: 364.16/28552
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 364.1628552
    LC classification: HV6248.R585 M49 2012B
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Publisher
    Large Print Press
    Imprint name
    Large Print Press
    Publication date
    10 July 2012
    Review quote
    "[M]ovie-worthy treatment to the guy who stole moon rocks from NASA"--"The New York Daily News " "[An] in-depth look at Thad Roberts, who along with three other NASA interns, stole pieces of lunar rock to impress his girlfriend. Mezrich has done extensive research to recreate the story of how an aspiring astronaut ended up getting caught for stealing over 100 pieces of the moon."--"The Atlantic Monthly " "[Mezrich is] a genius at using characters and dialogue....to turn nonfiction into something as compelling as any thriller."--"The Chronicle Herald " "In "Sex on the Moon," author Ben Mezrich details the riveting account of how one of the most improbable heists in history went down....a fast and furious read, powered along by Mezrich's desire never to take his eyes off the story." --"Chicago Post-Tribune" "[A]n out-of-this-world heist"--"USA Today ""Ben Mezrich's latest straight-to-the-big-screen book....fascinating protagonist.....[Mezrich is] an acc