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Rocket Men Defines Apollo 11 Mission Better Than Anything Else I’ve Read

Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon is the most complete story of Apollo 11 I have ever read. And that’s saying a lot considering how much I have read on the subject and how still engaged I am in learning as much as I can about NASA during its height of Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo.

This book also covers the post-mortem of the program but let’s first see how this compares to the rest.

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Eric Idle Presents a Sortareminder to Laugh Through Life

Eric Idle A Sortabiography

Why did I read Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography? Why should you? The second question may very well be answered by the first.

Why did I read it? Because I like to know where things come from. I like to know the process and the inspiration, whether it is inspired or just happenstance. In both instances, I am just here to know more.

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It’s Easy to Love the 1955 Dodgers When Reading Praying for Gil Hodges

Thomas Oliphant’s Praying for Gil Hodges: A Memoir of the 1955 World Series and One Family’s Love of the Brooklyn Dodgers is a loving snapshot of 1950s Brooklyn. It transports you to not only the 1955 World Series between the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers, but also to 1955 New York, covering Brooklyn of course, but a few surrounding boroughs as well.

Baseball fans will enjoy this book for putting us front and center with one of the more epic game sevens in World Series history.

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Codex by Lev Grossman Spoiler Free Book Review

The Mystery of The Codex is Always on the Periphery

Getting a promotion that you’ve worked for day in and day out, forgoing vacation and social graces, may seem like a dream come true. But when Edward Wozny gets such an opportunity, he takes a break and it’s not like a vacation at all. It’s a thrilling mystery that he wasn’t expecting.

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Ever the Scientist, Sagan Connected All the Dots in the Original Cosmos

COSMOS Carl Sagan

If you want to go back to school to learn all there is to know of the known and unknown universe, you can’t do much better than the 365 pages of Cosmos by Carl Sagan.

“The Cosmos television series and this book represent a hopeful experiment in communicating some of the ideas, methods and joys of science.” This, at least in print form, is completely accomplished.

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