One Giant Leap by Leon Wagener
Neil Armstrong's Stellar American Journey

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On July 20, 1969 the whole world stopped. It was a day in which a man who grew up on a farm without electricity would announce, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

In this, the first ever biography of Neil Armstrong, Leon Wagener explores the man whose walk on the moon is still compared to humankind's progenitor's crawl out of the primordial ooze. And whose retreat back to a farm in his native Ohio soon after the last ticker tape confetti fell, has left him looked upon as a reclusive hermit ever since.

This is the true story of a national hero, whose life long quest to walk on the moon truely mirrors our best selves, an American who braved incredible danger daily over a long career, finally achieving what seemed impossible, and broke free of the Earth's surly bonds proving forever that man can reach for the stars, and succeed.

Relying on hundreds of interviews with family and friends of the astronaut, plus generous access to the NASA files, Leon Wagener explores the life of one of America's true heroes, in a book filled with extraordianry adventure, and even greater achievement.

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About Leon Wagener

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LEON WAGENER has been a journalist for more than thirty years. He lives in Boca Raton, Florida, with his photographer wife Rochelle and daughter Madison.
Published January 1, 2005 by Forge Books. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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Armstrong as a character, mind you, but of how Armstrong's personal.

Jan 13 2011 | Read Full Review of One Giant Leap: Neil Armstron...

The Space Review

Journalist Leon Wagener did not have access to Armstrong himself in the course of writing his book, so instead Wagener relied on interviews of people who knew Armstrong, ranging from fellow pilots of the naval fighter squadron Armstrong served in during the Korean War to fellow Apollo 11 astronau...

Jul 17 2006 | Read Full Review of One Giant Leap: Neil Armstron...

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