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 womenapeople 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 aA master storyteller . . . Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon. Space is one of his best books.aaThe Wall Street Journal aA 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.aaThe New York Times Book Review aSpace is everything that Michener fans have come to expect. Without question, the space programas dramatic dimensions provide the stuff of great fiction.aaBusinessWeek aMichener is eloquent in describing the actual flights into space, as well as the blazing, apocalyptic re-entry of the shuttle into earthas atmosphere.aaThe New York TimesMOTT: Do you know what my own son wrote in his last letter? aScience 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|