Of a Fire on the Moon

Of a Fire on the Moon


for plenty of, the moon touchdown was once the defining occasion of the 20 th century. So it sort of feels merely becoming that Norman Mailer—the literary provocateur who altered the panorama of yankee nonfiction—wrote the main wide-ranging, far-seeing chronicle of the Apollo eleven venture. A vintage chronicle of America’s succeed in for greatness in the middle of the chilly battle, Of a hearth at the Moon compiles the reportage Mailer released among 1969 and 1970 in Life magazine: gripping firsthand dispatches from within NASA’s clandestine operations in Houston and Cape Kennedy; technical insights into the significance in their awe-inspiring feat; and prescient meditations that position the development in human context as basically Mailer could.
 
Praise for Of a hearth at the Moon
 
“The reward of a genius . . . a twentieth-century American epic—a Moby Dick of space.”New York
 
“Mailer’s account of Apollo eleven stands as a gorgeous photograph of human strength and purposefulness. . . . it's an act of revelation—the in basic terms verbal deed to be beneficial of the dream and the truth it celebrates.”Saturday Review
 
“A wild and mind-blowing book.”The manhattan instances e-book Review
 
“Still the main difficult and stimulating account of [the] venture to seem in print.”The Washington Post
 
Praise for Norman Mailer
 
“[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and bigger than the other author of his generation.”The ny Times
 
“A author of the best and so much reckless talent.”The New Yorker
 
“Mailer is imperative, an American treasure.”The Washington Post
 
“A devastatingly alive and unique artistic mind.”Life
 
“Mailer is fierce, brave, and reckless and approximately every thing he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”The big apple evaluation of Books
 
“The greatest brain and mind's eye [in sleek] American literature . . . not like as regards to each American author in view that Henry James, Mailer has controlled to develop and turn into richer in knowledge with each one new book.”Chicago Tribune
 
“Mailer is a grasp of his craft. His language contains you thru the tale like a leaf on a stream.”The Cincinnati Post

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