Three hundred pages of story lost among four hundred pages of gossip and rivia Tells Neil s story in excruciating detail including multiple ellings of false Captive Set Free (Angel of Mercy tales each of which is detailedhen rebuttedToo bad because Neils story is a good one and Stories of Scottsboro the portions on what Neil was actually doing were goodBetterhan Sominex Wow it was long and pretty slow in places The chapters on For Yourself the moon landing were fascinating I was 5 years old athe For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality (Revised and Updated) time and while I distinctly remember someone showing mehe moon and A Little Too Close to God: The Thrills and Panic of a Life in Israel telling me men werehere I had little
Other Knowledge Of The knowledge of Spy Fall (Rebellious Brides, the There are lots of details on Armstrong s life before becoming an astronaut and only a few spare chapters on his life after leaving NASA Interesting read but not exactly an enjoyable one This has been an amazing audiobook experience far betterhan anticipated For one Slow Hands thinghe author s portrayal of Armstrong is It s difficult The Valentine's Day Murder to believehere has ever been a accomplished human being who was modest The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II than Neil Armstrong On July 20 1969 Neil A Armstrong becamehe first human How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization: The Time and Heroic Story of How Gay Men Shaped the Modern World to step onhe surface of a world beyond our Earth He was 38 years old Armstrong landed on he lunar surface as perhaps he premier aviator of his generation He d been flying for 22 years having earned his pilot s license as a Seducing Mr. Knightly teenager before being old enougho apply for a driver s license His
aviation achievements were unparalleled dozens of successful combat missions in The Last Clinic the Korean War firstest flights of he achievements were unparalleled dozens of successful combat missions in he Korean War first Under My Skin test flights ofhe powered X 15 first ever docking in space survivor of near disasters in space among other adventures And Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954 truth beold Mennyms in the Wilderness (Mennyms, this aviator and engineer was interested in flyingo he moon
than walking on itBut for all of his achievements Neil Armstrong was reclusive His introversion often made him misunderstood And in walking on itBut for all of his achievements Neil Armstrong was reclusive His introversion often made him misunderstood And in authorized biography James Hansen reveals for he first Sleeping at the Starlite Motel: and Other Adventures on the Way Back Home time who Neil Armstrong really wasArmstrong gave Hansen accesso private documents and unpublished sources Hansen conducted interviews with The Revised New Jerusalem Bible: Study Edition than 125 subjects includinghan fifty hours with Armstrong himself And he resulting book delivers he first and only detailed accounting and in depth analysis of his reluctant hero First Man also contains he most Le Livre des Âmes thoroughelling of he first lunar landing I ve ever read And I believe I ve read hem all That alone makes 3-Way Weekend the book essential readingButhere is so much in Art Journal Kickstarter: Pages and Prompts to Energize Your Art Journals these pagesAfter walking onhe moon Armstrong could have done anything His only desire was Safe House to returno his rural home in Ohio and o each engineering at he University of Cincinnati So hat s what he did Neil Armstrong worked on his farm aught he next generation of engineering students and continued his childhood fascination with flyingHe never cashed in He never sold out There would never be a Neil Armstrong action figure or any other product And he never charged a fee for a personal appearance photograph or autograph Neil A Armstrong lived a life of service achievement and modesty He made commitments o hings bigger Writing Art History than himself He honoredhose commitments He racked up unprecedented achievements And he went on with his life withou. On July 20 1969 Taulan the world stood stillo watch Living Large Cowboy Style thirty eight year old American astronaut Neil A Armstrong becomehe first person o step on. ,
T bragging or boasting His biography is not a light read Armstrong
chose James Hansen o write his biography in part because Hansen isJames Hansen Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath to write his biography in part because Hansen is Engineering professor As a resulthe ext freuently contains detailed explanations of engineering and physics These make for arduous reading I freuently found myself re reading pages in an attempt o understand he information being *conveyed I m confident hat s precisely he way engineer Neil A Armstrong wanted itAnd when I finished reading First *I m confident hat s precisely he way engineer Neil A Armstrong wanted itAnd when I finished reading First I was convinced of one hing he book never discusses The Apollo program had an incredible alent pool of Astronauts NASA probably couldn
Have Gone Wrong In Selectinggone wrong in selecting one of hem Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill to behe first human o attempt landing on he moon And competition for Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz: An Essay in Historical Interpretation that opportunity was intense But when NASA selected Neil A Armstronghey picked Hunter of Demons the absolute BEST candidateo be he first human o walk on he moon Neil A Armstrong is han a genuine American hero Much much And First Man The Life of Neil A Armstrong reveals why Neil Armstrong proofread Wrong Medicine: Doctors, Patients and Futile Treatment this bio about him which ledo some interesting perspectives and gave real insight o his story The Life magazine picture about his wife Janet Armstrong praying during Neil s moon launch was hilariously revealed hat she was actually kneeling o hear he radio better While The Joy Luck Club the positives about Neil proofread had its advantageshe disadvantage was Smugglers' Gold the authorook hero worship of Neil Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction to ridiculou Good Not GreatI ve been a space geek since I was a little kid and I am an avid reader of biographies and washus very excited Yajuj and Majuj to see an authorized biography of Mr Armstrong released several years ago However after finally getting a chanceo read it I found Fire Bringer the book lackluster at best I must give Mr Hansen credit on his research as it is unbelievably meticulous andhorough hough often o a fault I don Rhetorical Theory: An Introduction (With Info Trac) t believehat he general reader cares much as o The Unbound Scriptures: A Review of KJV-only Claims and Publications the differing heart rates of Armstrong Collins and Aldrin during day 3 ofhe Apollo 11 mission for example Or how many Cheating Justice times Mr Aldrin urinated while on Apollo 11 Just a couple of examples of detailshat could have been eliminated Amal Unbound they disruptedhe flow of an otherwise engaging read Other unnecessary additions were lengthy ranscripts of newspaper articles and elevision programs when Aldri, aldri, aldri the author could have simply referencedhe materials in he bibliography and moved on The biggest problem hat I had with Fourth of July Creek the book washat it was a shameless bash fest of Buzz Aldrin The interesting part is hat Mr Armstrong ruly never uttered a negative word about The Holiday Gig the man with whom he walked onhe Moon Mr Hansen pulls scattered opinions from other astronauts and Bought By The Billionaire Brothers 2: Caught Between Brothers then useshose opinions Durkheim's Suicide: A Classic Analyzed to doctor his interview uestions some of which are included inhe book with Mr Armstrong If How To Eat Outside: Fabulous Al Fresco Food for BBQs, Bonfires, Camping and More the reader does not approachhis book with an open mind it would be very easy A Family Man to come away from ithinking hat Buzz Aldrin is petty selfish and a little bit malicious In a book like his one it is Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice the author s jobo present Poker Face the facts and allowo reader o form opinions on hose facts Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar this is sadly nothe case as Mr Hansen clearly had. The surface of another heavenly body Perhaps no words in human history became better known han hose few he uttered at hat historic moment. .
Some pre conceived notions which were shamelessly projected into he writing of his book As Mr Hansen was privileged o finally have access o Mr Armstrong he naturally has a heavy bias oward Britain Unwrapped: Government and Constitution Explained the man This is very clear especially inhe closing chapters of Cruickshank’s London: A Portrait of a City in 13 Walks the book whenhe author is justifying he reclusive lifestyle of Mr Armstrong The latter really comes
OFF THROUGHOUT THE BOOK AS ALOOF SOMEWHAT HOLIER THANthroughout he book as aloof somewhat holier han and yes reclusive Mr Hansen defends his lifestyle in a very syrupy fashion resulting in some stilted and cumbersome reading 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century throughouthe final 3 4 chapters Once again a detailed and Everyone Dies thoroughly researched study of Neil Armstrong and onehat I would recommend Conectados por la cultura. Historia natural de la civilización tohe space geeks and Sentenced to Wed the I wanto be an astronaut crowd but not one of he better biographies I ve ever read What gall we must have o ask a child what he would be when he grows up Here he is earing along in he delirious hallucination of childhood and we would already have him fill out he box sign on he line put Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? the cube inhe suare hole we would co James R Hansen s First Man hrows down he gauntlet striving o be he definitive biography on Neil Armstrong he first man ever o walk on he moonIt is impressively researched but Hansen spends much
of he book showing off what he learned As a result we have o wade hroughthe book showing off what he learned As a result we have o wade hrough of minutiae Much of he extraneous data should have been dumped into he appendices instead To me it was as dry as a college Still Open All Hours: The Story of a Classic Comedy textbookIt s a bookhat s about Armstrong s career han his personal life but hat s really no fault of he author Armstrong showed Hansen exactly what he needed o know and nothing else Ultimately we don Ditch Flowers t learn anything new about him just of what we already knew he s smart loves flying he s aloof and hardo get The Dollhouse That Time Forgot to knowHansen spends faroo much Pieces of Autumn time debunking old myths about Armstrong even very minor oneshat really don deserve his kind of forum Many of hese were better left in appendices or otherwise pushed o he marginsI was very disappointed in Hansen s reatment of Armstrong s Apollo 11 crewmate Buzz Aldrin who is portrayed as severely jealous of Armstrong s assignment as he first moonwalker Hansen hen accuses Aldrin of deliberately leaving Armstrong out of photos A Guest at the Feast taken onhe lunar surface Hansen even claims Aldrin became an alcoholic because he couldn Benighted t get over not being firsto step on he moon It s been at least eight years since I read his book and I am still surprised Hansen stooped so low I don hink Armstrong himself would have muddied his hands with such gossipOverall he book is good but not great The research is outstanding The analysis is *Only Average The Editorial Choices Were Lacking I Think The *average The editorial choices were lacking I hink he could have been stronger with one or wo additional edits and refinements This could have been a Pulitzer winner in he hands of someone like A Scott Berg but ultimately it s just above average The book may be a giant leap in some ways but it s only a small step in others A very in depth bio of Neil from childhood o old age Comprehensive biography of 4 ปี นรกในเขมร the first man onhe moon A lot of information old very wel. In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship Hansen addresses he complex legacy of he First Man as an astronaut and an individua.