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James Donovan

The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

4.7 (40 ratings)
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Bedtime Biography: Shoot for the Moon by James Donovan takes readers on a journey through the life of Apollo 11 astronaut, Michael Collins. It offers a fascinating insight into the challenges, triumphs, and sacrifices that come with space exploration.

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    The moon has fascinated humans for millennia. For thousands of years, people have stared up at the glowing white sphere illuminating the night’s sky, and wondered what secrets it holds. Is there life up there? Is there water? Is it made of cheese?

    And for so long, that’s all they were able to do: stare and wonder from a great distance.

    All this changed on July 20, 1969. On this momentous day, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface, and became the first humans to walk on the moon. In this bedtime biography, we’ll share the story of how they got there. It’s a tale of ambition, politics, tragedy, and human endurance. So, why not sit back, relax, and listen to how humanity, finally, got to the moon.

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    What is Bedtime Biography: Shoot for the Moon about?

    Narrated by Oliver Mains

    Music by Federico Coderoni

    Shoot for the Moon (2019) provides a riveting, wide-ranging account of the early space race. It guides you through the historic Apollo 11 mission which first landed humans on the moon, and sheds light on the legacy of the preceding missions that paved its way.

    Who should read Bedtime Biography: Shoot for the Moon?

    • Anyone interested in the space race and the Cold War
    • Science geeks interested in NASA’s early endeavors
    • Future astronauts who need to do their homework

    About the Author

    James Donovan is an American author specializing in popular history. His previous best-selling books include A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn – the Last Great Battle of the American West (2008) and The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo – and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation (2012). He lives in Dallas, Texas. 

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