Great historical saga of early space endevour,
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This book furnished me with many answers to how and why the US space program fumbled its way forward in its early days. The details of the lives of the prospective flight 'Pilots' was great in giving the then existing 'Home Town USA' attitude it's place in history. This is before NASA became the organisation it eventually developed into. It also portrays the American trait of idolising the symbolic gloryification of 'potential' and 'achievement' which anoys the rest of the world when it is so much 'In you face'. But if you have any interest in that period of the 20th century this is a very good and enlightening read, written soon after the events, in a smooth, flowing manner which makes it a rather long but very worthwhile. I highly recommend this book.