by Andrew Smith
Category: Fiction / S - U
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 6 January 2006
Number of pages: 384
Prizes: Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Best Read of the Year 2006.
A powerful, moving and gripping book about the lives of the men who walked on the moon
What the papers say:
'Smith's mix of reporting and meditation is highly entertaining, and this superb book is a fitting tribute to a unique band of twentieth-century heroes' GQ 'A moving and thorough account of America's last great act of optimism' Guardian 'Fascinating and disturbing. We know what happened inside the Apollo Space Craft, but what went on inside the astronauts' minds? Did any of them really recover from their strange journey? Extremely thought-provoking' J. G. Ballard 'Smith's mission - gloriously realised in this spellbinding book - is to seek out the last nine and discover how the decades have treated the only humans to have walked on another world a wonderful collective biography written with deftness, compassion and humour' Observer
Andrew Smith is English although he was born in New York and lived in California until he was in his early teens. He watched the moon landings on TV in his home near San Francisco. He has written for Melody Maker, the Face, the Sunday Times, and the Observer where he has written on the KLF, death row, Damien Hirst, Jeff Bezos, Bianca Jagger and much much more. He currently lives with his family in Norfolk.
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