(PDF/EBOOK) [First Man The Life of Neil A Armstrong] BY James R. Hansen

ROMANCE (BWWM Contemporary Romance Boxset) (African American Pregnancy Interracial Multicultural Book 1) dTest flights of the rocket powered X 15 first everocking in space survivor of near isasters in space among other adventures And truth be told this aviator and engineer was interested in flying to the moon than walking on itBut for all of his achievements Neil Armstrong was reclusive His introversion often made him misunderstood And in this authorized biography James Hansen reveals for the first time who Neil Armstrong really wasArmstrong gave Hansen access to private ocuments and unpublished sources Hansen conducted interviews first time who Neil Armstrong really wasArmstrong gave Hansen access to private The Economics of Agricultural Development documents and unpublished sources Hansen conducted interviews than 125 subjects including than fifty hours with Armstrong himself And the resulting bookelivers the first and only Shallow Grave detailed accounting and inepth analysis of this reluctant hero first man also contains the most thorough telling Man also contains the most thorough telling the first lunar landing I ve ever read And I believe I ve read them all That alone makes the book essential readingBut there is so much in these pagesAfter walking on the moon Armstrong could have The Pocket Guide to Action done anything His onlyesire was to return to his rural home in Ohio and to teach engineering at the University of Cincinnati So that s what he Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall Advanced Reference Series : Computer Science) did Neil Armstrong worked on his farm taught the next generation of engineering students and continued his childhood fascination with flyingHe never cashed in He never sold out There would never be a Neil Armstrong action figure or any other product And he never charged a fee for a personal appearance photograph or autograph Neil A Armstrong lived a life of service achievement and modesty He made commitments to things bigger than himself He honored those commitments He racked up unprecedented achievements And he went on with his life without bragging or boasting His biography is not a light read Armstrong chose James Hansen to write his biography in part because Hansen is an Engineering professor As a result the text freuently containsetailed explanations of engineering and physics These make for arduous reading I freuently found myself re reading pages in an attempt to understand the information being conveyed I m confident that s precisely the way engineer Neil A Armstrong wanted itAnd when I finished reading First Man I was convinced of one thing the book never iscusses The Apollo program had an incredible talent pool of Astronauts NASA probably couldn t have gone wrong in selecting any one of them to be the first human to Attempt Landing On The landing on the And competition for that opportunity was intense But when NASA selected Neil A Armstrong they picked the absolute BEST candidate to be the first human to walk on the moon Neil A Armstrong is than a genuine American hero Much much And First Man The Life of Neil A Armstrong reveals why What gall we must have to ask a child what he would be when he grows up Here he is tearing along in the elirious hallucination of childhood and we would already have him fill out the box sign on the line put the cube in the suare hole we would confront him with this terrible hunt for purpose and significance in the material have him genuflect before the idol of maturity in activity the seuestration of occupation in industryBut when I was a kid that uestion of the many on old folks checklist of generic uestions for grade schoolers rarely bothered me I always just answered that I would be a writerteacherastronautarchitecttreasure huntertree house builderrich person and that seemed to satisfy the elderly without putting too many constraints on meNo the uestion that bothered me was always and who are your heros kiddo Old folks uestions to youngsters are always sandwiched between. In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man as an astronaut and an individua. First Man The Life of Neil A ArmstrongComprehensive biography of the first man on the moon A lot of information told very well This has been an amazing audiobook experience far better than anticipated For one thing the author s portrayal of Armstrong is hardly a hagiography which was a relief His

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virtues were reported but I was amazed at how critical the narrative was of certain highly personal episodes and Armstrong s reactions to them such as the Introduction to African American Studies death of hisaughter Karen But what made the experience much memorable for me was the seamless integration of actual recordings of the historic communications between the Apollo 11 astronauts and Mission Control When it came time for the eternally famous words Armstrong uttered upon stepping out onto the lunar surface I confess I was thoroughly movedand I was born 10 years after the landing Good Not GreatI ve been a space geek since I was a little kid and I am an avid reader of biographies and was thus very excited to am an avid reader of biographies and was thus very excited to an authorized biography of Mr Armstrong released several years ago However after finally getting a chance to read it I found the book lackluster at best I must give Mr Hansen credit on his research as it is unbelievably meticulous and thorough though often to a fault I My Lover don t believe that the general reader cares much as to theiffering heart rates of Armstrong Collins and Aldrin Alcohol Addiction duringay 3 of the Apollo 11 mission for example Or how many times Mr Aldrin urinated while on Apollo 11 Just a couple of examples of Mobilizing New York details that could have been eliminated theyisrupted the flow of an otherwise engaging read Other unnecessary additions were lengthy transcripts of newspaper articles and television programs when the author could have simply referenced the materials in the bibliography and moved on The biggest problem that I had with the book was that it was a shameless bash fest of Buzz Aldrin The interesting part is that Mr Armstrong truly never uttered a negative word about the man with whom he walked on the Moon Mr Hansen pulls scattered opinions from other astronauts and on the Moon Mr Hansen pulls scattered opinions from other astronauts and uses those opinions to Aspects of South African Literature doctor his interview uestions some of which are included in the book with Mr Armstrong If the readeroes not approach this book with an open mind it would be very easy to come away from it thinking that Buzz Aldrin is petty selfish and a little bit malicious In a book like this one it is the author s job to present the facts and allow to reader to form opinions on those facts this is sadly not the case as Mr Hansen clearly had some pre conceived notions which were shamelessly projected into the writing of this book As Mr Hansen was privileged to finally have access to Mr Armstrong he naturally has a heavy bias toward the man This is very clear especially in the closing chapters of the book when the author is justifying the reclusive lifestyle of Mr Armstrong The latter really comes off throughout the book as aloof somewhat holier than thou and yes reclusive Mr Hansen The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused defends this lifestyle in a very syrupy fashion resulting in some stilted and cumbersome reading throughout the final 3 4 chapters Once again aetailed and thoroughly researched study of Neil Armstrong and one that I would recommend to the space geeks and the I want to be an astronaut crowd but not one of the better biographies I ve ever read A very in Social Media in Academia depth bio of Neil from childhood to old age Wow it was long and pretty slow in places The chapters on the moon landing were fascinating I was 5 years old at the time and while Iistinctly remember someone showing me the moon and telling me men were there On July 20 1969 the world stood still to watch thirty eight year old American astronaut Neil A Armstrong become the first person to step on. ,

Had little other knowledge of the event There are lots of etails on Armstrong s life before becoming an astronaut and only a few spare chapters on his life after leaving NASA Interesting read but not exactly an enjoyable one Neil Armstrong proofread this bio about him which led to some interesting perspectives and gave real insight to his story The Life magazine picture about his to some interesting perspectives and gave real insight to his story The Life magazine picture about his Janet Armstrong praying uring Neil s moon launch was hilariously revealed that she was actually kneeling to hear the was hilariously revealed that she was actually kneeling to hear the better While the positives about Neil proofread had its advantages the Orality in Igbo (African) Literature disadvantage was the author took hero worship of Neil to ridiculous heights and the book should have been named First Man on the Moon to Second Man to walk on water James R Hansen s First Man throwsown the gauntlet striving to be the Modern English in Action (Level 12) definitive biography on Neil Armstrong the first man ever to walk on the moonIt is impressively researched but Hansen spends much of the book showing off what he learned As a result we have to wade through lots of minutiae Much of the extraneousata should have been Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms dumped into the appendices instead To me it was asry as a college textbookIt s a book that s about Armstrong s career than his personal life but that s really no fault of the author Armstrong showed Hansen exactly what he needed to know and nothing else Ultimately we The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions don t learn anything new about him just of what we already knew he s smart loves flying he s aloof and hard to get to knowHansen spends far too much timeebunking old myths about Armstrong even very minor ones that really The Alcohol Blackout: Walking, Talking, Unconscious Lethal don teserve this kind of forum Many of these were better left in appendices or otherwise pushed to the marginsI was very isappointed in Hansen s treatment of Armstrong s Apollo 11 crewmate Buzz Aldrin who is portrayed as severely jealous of Armstrong s assignment as the first moonwalker Hansen then accuses Aldrin OF DELIBERATELY LEAVING ARMSTRONG OUT OF PHOTOS TAKEN ON deliberately leaving Armstrong out of photos taken on lunar surface Hansen even claims Aldrin became an alcoholic because he couldn t get over not being first to step on the moon It s been at least eight years since I read this book and I am still surprised Hansen stooped so low I on t think Armstrong himself would have muddied his hands with such gossipOverall the book is good but not great The research is outstanding The analysis is only average The editorial choices were lacking I think the book could have been stronger with one or two additional edits and refinements This could have been a Pulitzer winner in the hands of someone like A Scott Berg but ultimately it s just above average The book may be a giant leap in some ways but it s only a small step in others Three hundred pages of story lost among four hundred pages of gossip and trivia Tells Neil s story in excruciating The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal (China Program Book) detail including multiple tellings of false tales each of which isetailed then rebuttedToo bad because Neils story is a good one and the portions on what Neil was actually Alien Mate (Zerconian Warriors, doing were goodBetter than Sominex It sifficult to believe there has ever been a accomplished human being who was modest than Neil Armstrong On July 20 1969 Neil A Armstrong became the first human to step on the surface of a world beyond our Earth He was 38 years old Armstrong landed on the lunar surface as perhaps the premier aviator of his generation He The Responsible Critic: Essays on African Literature, in Honor of Professor Ben Obumselu d been flying for 22 years having earned his pilot s license as a teenager before being old enough to apply for ariver s license His aviation achievements were unparalleled Race, Culture and Identity in Francophone West African and Caribbean Literature and Theory: From Negritude to Creolite (Francophone Cultures and Literatures, Vol. 32) dozens of successful combat missions in the Korean War first. The surface of another heavenly body Perhaps no words in human history became better known than those few he uttered at that historic moment.