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Who Would You Most Like To Have Met?,
This review is from: Rocketman: Astronaut Pete Conrad's Incredible Ride to the Moon and Beyond (Hardcover)
Having read about the Apollo 12 relationships elsewhere (Chalkin, Moondust, and especially Al Bean's book*) I dived into this book hoping to hear more of the most likeable man in the most likeable trio in the whole Space Programme. Sadly the book is written in a very gung-ho manner which distracts from much of the achievements of Pete Conrad.
Pete should have been first on the moon. If the names and number had been shuffled slightly differently between Apollos 8 and 9 we would have had the First Man On The Moon NASA needed. That's not to detract from Mr Armstrong but it seems Pete Conrad proved you could be the best of the best and still be an approachable, likeable guy. Much of that still comes through in this book and for that reason I'll still give it 5 stars. It's just a shame the biographer that was used didn't know how to convey that sense of Right Stuff combined with Nice Guy without going all Hunter S-esque.
* - Buy All Three!