If you think this book is going to be anything like that Haynes manual for your old Ford Cortina, you will be sadly mistaken. However If you are interested in the more technical aspects of Apollo/Saturn5 and its development, put in a way that practically anyone would understand, this is the book to buy. There is an excellent mix of text, illustrations and colour photos, many of which I have never seen before. Along with many snippets and little gems of information that you probably won't find elswhere (Detailed information on the LOL -'Little Old Ladies' painstakingly winding the cores for the primitive 'rope' guidance computer memory being just one example! ) Even once you have read through the book from cover to cover, it is the type of book that you can open at any page and easily read a single section or article again without having to start at page 1. Please remember that if you really wanted the real owners workshop manual, the Saturn5 being so complex, I think that you would at least need a couple of warehouses to store it in!
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