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Almost certainly the best account of the space race
on 20 August 2004
Having read most of the books by the astronauts, controllers, and others involved, this for me was by far the best (although I must admit to being a fan of the genre in general).
Surprisingly for me (given that I'm a geek!), it was the human side of most of the stories that were the most interesting. If you have any interest at all in the space race, buy this book.
My only criticism is a minor one: In the last couple of pages, where Kraft discusses how we should still be exploring and moving out (with which I totally agree), he makes constant reference to "America should do this", "American people must do that", etc. Sure - it was America who won the space race, and I do not wish to take that away from them, but the cold war is over now - mankind must move forwards as a whole from now, not just America. But I would say that, being a Brit!
Great book: buy it.