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Kranz’s Failure is Not an Option is a Great Look Back and a Kick in the Pants To Get Going Again

Failure is Not An Option by Gene Kranz Book Review

There is much more to Gene Kranz than Ed Harris’s portrayal of the Flight Director in the movie Apollo 13. As one of the early members of Flight Control, Kranz was there for Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo before moving up into more of a management role.

His book “Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond” is not only a vivid first-hand account of history as it happened, but the perspective is unique to mission control…

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Chronicles, Volume One by Bob Dylan is a memoir worth your time

Chronicles-Volume-One-by-Bob-Dylan

To me, and to many, Bob Dylan is a mythical figure. I understand that he’s as human as you or I, but there’s something different about him.

He was told that he was the voice of a generation and he didn’t even want it, which made people more convinced he was. And as an artist, he reinvented himself over and over and over, in fact he’s reinvented himself more times than most people find themselves.

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What exactly is the Star Wars Book of Sith? An Answer in Review

Star Wars Book of Sith

What exactly is the Book of Sith? It’s not a novel but it’s also not a factbook. If anything it’s more akin to a collection of short stories, but not stories in the traditional sense. Rather the collective thoughts of several figures throughout the history of the Sith and the dark side. The book is published under the Legends banner, so it’s not considered canon.

The premise, for lack of a better word, is that great texts have been written over several thousand years, mostly by various Dark Side leaders and scholars…

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