A science editor and journalist at Time Magazine for over twenty years, and the author of such bestselling books as Apollo 13 and The Sibling Effect, Jeffrey Kluger is here with his newest book, Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon (Henry Holt). Coming as we approach the fiftieth anniversary of this mission (next year), this is a vivid chronicle of that flight and the turbulent year (assassinations, Vietnam setbacks, a traumatic national election) it took place.
“Drawing on historical transcripts and documents and his own extensive interviews with the leading players, Jeffrey Kluger paints a portrait of the U.S. space program and the first manned expedition to the moon so vivid that we feel ourselves riding in the hurtling rocket with the astronauts, taut with the thrill, the danger, and the cosmic meaning of the mission. Apollo 8 is storytelling at its best.”—Alan Lightman.
"It was refreshing to read about my friends Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders and follow their record setting trip to the moon. Jeffrey has got it all exactly straight and I enjoyed reading it very much.” —Michael Collins.