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Jeffrey Kluger

Autor(a) de Apollo 13

73 Works 4,197 Membros 189 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Jeffrey Kluger is editor-at-large at Time and Time.com. He is a coauthor of the bestseller Apollo 13 and the author of The Sibling Effect, Simplexity, Splendid Solution, Moon Hunters, and two novels for young adults. Kluger lives in New York City with his family.

Obras por Jeffrey Kluger

Apollo 13 (1994) 2,287 exemplares, 42 críticas
Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (2008) 454 exemplares, 58 críticas
Holdout (2021) 86 exemplares, 9 críticas
Nacky Patcher & the Curse of the Dry-Land Boats (2007) 56 exemplares, 2 críticas
Freedom Stone (2011) 30 exemplares, 2 críticas
Raise Your Voice: 12 Protests That Shaped America (2020) 20 exemplares, 2 críticas
New Space Discoveries (2012) 7 exemplares
Spinal Tap 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Kluger, Jeffrey
Data de nascimento
1954-05-21
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Educação
University of Baltimore (JD)
Ocupações
journalist
attorney
Organizações
Time Magazine (senior writer)

Membros

Críticas

Outstanding nonfiction about the Apollo 13 mission. Lovell & Kluger manage to hold the technobabble to a bare minimum, though the verbatim calldowns through the different mission control consoles gets a bit wearing.

While the bulk of the book details the mission itself, its multitude of disastrous systems failures, and the incredible Earthside and spaceborne efforts to get the crew home safely, there is also background about Lovell's career, as well as a chilling review of the post-mission investigation into the root cause of the command module explosion that doomed the lunar landing.

There's also a fair amount of attention paid to Marilyn Lovell, both during the hair-raising mission itself and to the general substructure of astronaut wives and the support system they created among themselves.

Much of this material will be familiar to readers who have followed the beginnings of America's manned space program, whether readers lived through that period with the first glimmerings of the Mercury program in 1958 through the last, sad Apollo mission in 1972, or whether their only exposure to it has come second-hand through memoirs and documentaries. Yet nothing seems quite so fraught, quite so heartbreaking, or quite so edge-of-the-seat suspenseful, as those six days in 1970 when America, and the world, were brutally reminded that man-in-space was not routine, and that the technology that got us out there could also fail us with disastrous results.
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LyndaInOregon | 41 outras críticas | Jun 2, 2024 |
This is a great book, and an excellent audiobook.
 
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zeronetwo | 41 outras críticas | May 14, 2024 |
This is a really interesting book about disasters related to space exploration. It's not exhaustive, but it shows a wide variety of incidents, some deadly and some not. The deadly ones were very sad to read about.
 
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zeronetwo | 3 outras críticas | May 14, 2024 |
Apollo 8 was the first crewed spacecraft to reach the Moon. It was also the first crewed spacecraft to ever leave Earth's orbit. It was a truly amazing feat of intelligence and effort.

This is a very well thought out book; well-researched and well-written. The physical copy of the book has beautiful pictures from the preparations for the mission and the mission itself. And the audiobook has a great narrator.

This author also co-wrote "Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13", which I highly recommend.… (mais)
 
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zeronetwo | 39 outras críticas | May 14, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
73
Membros
4,197
Popularidade
#5,989
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
189
ISBN
145
Línguas
11
Marcado como favorito
1

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