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Already a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier. This astounding novel brings to life the dreams and daring of countless men and womena€”people like Stanley Mott, the engineer whose irrepressible drive for knowledge places him at the center of the American exploration effort; Norman Grant, the war hero and U.S. senator who takes his personal battle not only to a nation, but to the heavens; Dieter Kolff, a German rocket scientist who once worked for the Nazis; Randy Claggett, the astronaut who meets his destiny on a mission to the far side of the moon; and Cynthia Rhee, the reporter whose determined crusade brings their story to a breathless world. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Space a€œA master storyteller . . . Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon. Space is one of his best books.a€a€”The Wall Street Journal a€œA novel of very high adventure . . . a sympathetic, historically sound treatment of an important human endeavor that someday could be the stuff of myth, told here with gripping effect.a€a€”The New York Times Book Review a€œSpace is everything that Michener fans have come to expect. Without question, the space programa€™s dramatic dimensions provide the stuff of great fiction.a€a€”BusinessWeek a€œMichener is eloquent in describing the actual flights into space, as well as the blazing, apocalyptic re-entry of the shuttle into eartha€™s atmosphere.a€a€”The New York TimesMOTT: Do you know what my own son wrote in his last letter? a€œScience runs wild in our society. It sponsors great boondoggles.a€ KOLFF: What are these boondoggles? MOTT: Moon shots. What you call circuses. KOLFF: Ia#39;m sixty-two. Two moreanbsp;...

Author:James A. Michener
Publisher:Dial Press - 2014-03-18


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