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Moonbound

Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight

Jonathan Fetter-Vorm; Foreword by Michael Collins

Hill and Wang

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ISBN10: 0374537917
ISBN13: 9780374537913

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256 Pages

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Nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work

On a summer night in 1969, two men climbed down a ladder onto a sea of dust at the edge of an ancient dream. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on lunar soil, the moon ceased to be a place of mystery and myth. It became a destination.

Now, over fifty years later, Moonbound tells the monumental story of the moon and the men who went there first. With vibrant images and meticulous attention to detail, Jonathan Fetter-Vorm conjures the long history of the visionaries, stargazers, builders, and adventurers who sent Apollo 11 on its legendary voyage.

From the wisdom of the Babylonians to the intrigues of the Cold War, from the otherworldly discoveries of Galileo to the dark legacy of Nazi atrocities, from the exhilarating trajectories of astronauts—recounted in their own words—to the unsung brilliance of engineers working behind the scenes, Moonbound captures the grand arc of the Space Age in a graphic history of unprecedented scope and profound lyricism.

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Praise for Moonbound

"Accessible to young adults but enjoyable for readers of all ages, Moonbound educates while it entertains."Science

“[Moonbound] informatively and elegantly trace[s] a chronicle of humans reaching the moon.”Booklist (starred review)

“The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission is given a gloriously epic and even philosophical treatment in this standout graphic history . . . Fetter-Vorm pays neat homage to a brief, shining achievement and the centuries of painstaking endeavors needed to accomplish it.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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About the author

Jonathan Fetter-Vorm; Foreword by Michael Collins

Jonathan Fetter-Vorm is an author and illustrator. His first book, Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb, was selected by the American Library Association as a Great Graphic Novel for Teens in 2013. His Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War, coauthored with the historian Ari Kelman, was published in May 2015. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, and Guernica. Fetter-Vorm lives with his wife in Montana.