Praise for Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight
“An eye-opening and entertaining tale of the race to the moon.”
- Publishers Weekly
“Veteran news correspondent Barbree offers an intimate view into the life of Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), his friend as well as a national hero and very private person. The author paints a detailed and colorful picture of his subject and an unbiased depiction of the period in which he lived, while also demonstrating reverence for Armstrong as confidant.”
- Library Journal, starred review
“A wholly admiring assessment of Armstrong the aviator and Armstrong the man.”
- Kirkus Reviews
“NBC News space reporter Jay Barbree spent 50 years getting to know astronaut Neil Armstrong. In this biography, Barbree recalls Armstrong’s historic moon landing in gripping detail.”
“Emerging clearly in Barbree’s narrative are Armstrong’s humility and integrity – bedrock values that remained with him throughout his life.”
- Aerospace America
"This is a great book and does much to preserve Neil's legacy."
- Jim Lovell, NASA astronaut and commander of Apollo 13 mission
"You'll find the Neil Armstrong I knew in these pages."
- Gene Cernan, NASA astronaut and the last man on the moon