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This review is from: Failure is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and beyond (Hardcover)
As a young boy I watched the unfolding drama of the NASA missions and in later years have read and watched as much as possible on the subject. Gene Kranz's book is written with a passion that only comes from someone who believes in what he does. The book is not overly technical and is very easy to read at no time getting bogged down in unnessary details. I felt rather sad reading the last couple of chapters as the Apollo missions came to a premature end. You really do feel the grief felt by the people that made the whole thing possible and the utter feeling of being let down by a nation who lost the vision of space exploration.
If I have learnt one thing from this book it is that the world would be a much better place if we had a few more leaders and citizens from the same mold as Mr Gene Kranz, truly a man for whom Failure Was Not An Option.