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Artfully curated by James R. Hansen, Dear Neil Armstrong: Letters to a Reluctant Hero is a companion volume to Dear Neil Armstrong: Letters to the First Man from All Mankind, collecting hundreds more letters Armstrong received after first stepping on the moon until his death in 2012. Providing context and commentary, Hansen has assembled the letters by the following themes: religion and belief; anger, disappointment, and disillusionment; quacks, conspiracy theorists, and ufologists; fellow astronauts and the world of flight; the corporate world; celebrities, stars, and notables; and last messages. Taken together, both collections provide fascinating insights into the world of an iconic hero who took that first giant leap onto lunar soil willingly and thereby stepped into the public eye with reluctance. Space enthusiasts, historians, and lovers of all things related to flight will not want to miss this book.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xvi
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  1. 1: Religion and Belief
  2. pp. 1-35
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  1. 2: Anger, Disappointment, and Disillusionment
  2. pp. 36-54
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  1. 3: Quacks, Conspiracy Theorists, and Ufologists
  2. pp. 55-106
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  1. 4: Fellow Astronauts and the World of Flight
  2. pp. 107-189
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  1. 5: The Corporate World
  2. pp. 190-213
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  1. 6: Celebrities, Stars, and Notables
  2. pp. 214-271
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  1. 7: Letters From a Grieving World
  2. pp. 272-370
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 371-376
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 377-382
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  1. About the Editor
  2. pp. 383-384
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781557539717
Related ISBN
9781557539694
MARC Record
OCLC
1178919969
Pages
400
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-30
Language
English
Open Access
No
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