I expected this book to be similar to the excellent "Anatomy of the Ship" series and chock-full of new, original drawings - plans, elevations, cross-sections - revealing the construction and system layouts of these craft in unprecedented detail.
Well, it's not and it doesn't.
The title is totally misleading, for far from being a "workshop manual", this is in fact a potted history of the Apollo programme, aimed at, it seems to me, an audience too young to have lived through the space race and with no knowledge of the background to the Lunar landings.
The prose relies heavily on "Wow!" facts and is short on detail, whilst the drawings.......well, what can I say? So, so,… Read more