The Man Who Ran the Moon by Piers Bizony
James E. Webb, NASA, and the Secret History of Project Apollo

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The story of the man who almost single-handedly founded and built up NASA.
 

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Over the last decade, Piers Bizony has written about space exploration and cosmology for a wide variety of magazines in the U.S. and U.K., including Focus, Omni, Wired, and The Independent. Bizony's award-winning book on the making of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey has become a standard reference work for the movie's many fans around the world. In 1997, The Rivers of Mars, his critically acclaimed analysis of the life on Mars debate, was nominated for NASA's Eugene M. Emme Award for Astronautical Writing, while Island in the Sky investigated the politics of the International Space Station. Starman, produced as a book and a BBC film in partnership with TV producer Jamie Doran, told the real story of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's life for the first time. Bizony is also a creative consultant for science-related public projects, having helped design a planetarium in Poitiers, France, and a science complex in Bristol, England, where he lives.
 
Published May 22, 2007 by Basic Books. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Computers & Technology, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Space journalist Bizony (The Rivers of Mars, 1997) opens with the proposition that Webb, a politically savvy technocrat from North Carolina, deserves the primary credit for NASA's winning the race to put a man on the moon.

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Biographer Piers Bizony believes that NASA Administrator James E.

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