2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A Good Technical Description of the Event,
This review is from: Apollo 13 Manual: An engineering insight into how NASA saved the crew of the crippled Moon mission (Owners' Workshop Manual) (Hardcover)
For all of the reasons Mr Hyson gave this 3 stars, I give it 5 stars.
It is as he describes, a technical account of how and why Apollo 13 got into difficulties. It then describes how the crew and mission control (+ thousands of external contractors) solved the problems of survival. It does not discuss how upset Mrs. Lovell's children were (even though I am sure this was true and very important to them - Jim Lovell covers this in his own book "Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger") and sticks to the technical details of the emergency.
Anyone who reads and enjoys this book would enjoy Sy Liebergot's "Apollo EECOM: Journey of a Lifetime: Journey of a Lifetime: 2nd Edition." I didn't find the book particularly interesting but it includes a CD of the ground loop communications during the initial emergency and subsequent 3 hours.