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Title Buzz Aldrin What Happened to You in All the Confusion
Author Johan Harstad
Publisher Seven Stories Press
Release Date 2011-06-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9781609803339
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Title of 2011 In Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion?, readers follow a man who wishes not to be followed, a man who, after a series of personal and professional disasters, finds himself lying on a rain-soaked road in the desolate, treeless Faroe Islands, population only a few thousand, a wad of bills in his pocket and no memory of how he had come to be there. From there, Brage Award-winning author and playwright Johan Harstad's debut novel--previously published to great success in eleven countries with its first English-language appearance in June 2011--tells the story of Mattias, a thirty-something gardener living in Stavanger, Norway, whose idol is Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon: the man who was willing to stand in Neil Armstrong's shadow in order to work, diligently and humbly, for the success of the Apollo 11 mission. Through Harstad's "delectably light but nonetheless impactful prose . . . [t]he novel's finest moments wrap you up in communion with Mattias, as if you are spending a quiet afternoon with an old friend, chatting but mostly thinking" (Three Percent). Surrounded by a vivid and memorable cast of characters--aspiring pop musicians, Caribbean-obsessed psychologists, death-haunted photographers, girls who dream of anonymous men falling in love with them on bus trips, and even Buzz Aldrin himself--"Harstad combines formal play and linguistic ferocity with a searing emotional directness" (Dedi Felman, Words Without Borders) to bring Mattias to the realization that he cannot always blend into the background.

172 Hours On The Moon by Johan Harstad

Title 172 Hours on the Moon
Author Johan Harstad
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2012-04-17
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780316202077
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space--and change their lives forever. Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune. Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan. Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible. It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them. In this chilling adventure set in the most brutal landscape known to man, highly acclaimed Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad creates a vivid and frightening world of possibilities we can only hope never come true.

I Love You Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Title I Love You Michael Collins
Author Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release Date 2017-06-20
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780374303877
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Amazon Editors' Pick Best Books of June 2017 Semifinalist: GoodReads Choice Awards 2017 Best Middle Grade and Children's Book National Council for Social Studies/Children's Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2018 The Planetary Society Recommended Space Books for Kids of All Ages 2017 The National Science and Engineering Council of Canada list of books for Science Literacy Week 2018 2018-2019 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award Intermediate Grade list 2018-19 Maine Student Book Award Reading List 2018-2019 Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award List, Grades 3-5 It’s 1969 and the country is gearing up for what looks to be the most exciting moment in U.S. history: men landing on the moon. Ten-year-old Mamie’s class is given an assignment to write letters to the astronauts. All the girls write to Neil Armstrong ("So cute!") and all the boys write to Buzz Aldrin ("So cool!"). Only Mamie writes to Michael Collins, the astronaut who will come so close but never achieve everyone else's dream of walking on the moon, because he is the one who must stay with the ship. After school ends, Mamie keeps writing to Michael Collins, taking comfort in telling someone about what's going on with her family as, one by one, they leave the house thinking that someone else is taking care of her—until she is all alone except for her cat and her best friend, Buster. And as the date of the launch nears, Mamie can't help but wonder: Does no one stay with the ship anymore? With I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS, Lauren Baratz-Logsted has created a heartwarming story about family and being true to yourself. A Margaret Ferguson Book

Space Dogs by Martin Parr

Title Space Dogs
Author Martin Parr
Publisher Laurence King Publishing
Release Date 2019-06-11
Category History
Total Pages 128
ISBN 1786274116
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This fascinating book tells the story of the soviet space dogs, illustrated with legendary photographer Martin Parr's vintage space-dog memorabilia. In the 1950s the space race between the USA and the USSR was well and truly on, and was for both a matter of pride and propaganda. But before man ventured into the cosmos, his four-legged friends would pave the way for space exploration. The first canine cosmonaut was Laika, meaning 'barker'. The little stray could never have anticipated that she would one day float 200 miles above the Moscow streets. She would be canonized as a proletarian hero, appearing on stamps, postcards and souvenirs. Her successors were Belka and Strelka, the first dogs to successfully return safely to Earth, and with them, the cult of the space dog was born. In a regime that eschewed celebrating individual achievement, the space dogs became Soviet superstars, with a vast array of merchandise, books and films in their honor. A must for read for fans of Soviet Space Dogs by Olesya Turkina and Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989 by Moscow Design Museum..

Title The Old Man and His Sons
Author Heðin Brú
Publisher Saqi
Release Date 2013-05-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 168
ISBN 9781846591754
Language English, Spanish, and French
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These are the Faroe Islands as they were some fifty years ago: sea-washed and remote, with one generation still tied to the sea for sustenance, and a younger generation turning towards commerce and clerical work in the towns. At the post-hunt whale-meat auction, the normally cautious Ketil enthusiastically bids for more meat than he can afford. Thus in his seventieth year, Ketil and his wife, along with their youngest son, struggle to repay their debt. They scavenge for driftwood and stranded seals, and knit up a storm of jumpers to sell in town. A touching novel that deftly captures a vanishing way of life. 'The Faroese voted this their book of the 20th century; by any nation's standards it's a classic.' Financial Times

Apollo 11 by David Whitehouse

Title Apollo 11
Author David Whitehouse
Publisher Icon Books
Release Date 2019-06-06
Category Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781785785139
Language English, Spanish, and French
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‘Terrific and enthralling’ New Scientist Fifty years ago, in July 1969, Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the Moon, and Neil Armstrong the first man to step on to its surface. He and his crewmates, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, were the latest men to risk their lives in this extraordinary scientific, engineering and human venture that would come to define the era. In Apollo 11: The Inside Story, David Whitehouse reveals the true drama behind the mission, putting it in the context of the wider space race and telling the story in the words of those who took part – based around exclusive interviews with the key players. This enthralling book takes us from the early rocket pioneers to the shock America received from the Soviets’ launch of the first satellite, Sputnik; from the race to put the first person into space to the iconic Apollo 11 landing and beyond, to the agonising drama of the Apollo 13 disaster and the eventual winding-up of the Apollo program. Here is the story as told by the crew of Apollo 11 and the many others who shared in their monumental endeavour. Astronauts, engineers, politicians, NASA officials, Soviet rivals – all tell their own story of a great moment of human achievement.

Title The Culinary Bro Down Cookbook
Author Josh Scherer
Publisher Grand Central Life & Style
Release Date 2017-08-29
Category Cooking
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781455595433
Language English, Spanish, and French
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There was never anything wrong with instant ramen. But there was never anything wrong with not being on the moon, either. That didn't stop Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and that other guy* from changing the course of human history with a few daring steps and a super dope catchphrase. So too shall journalist and blogger Josh Scherer change the course of late-night, often-insane, sometimes-smart-but-always-monstrous munchie food that puts your MSG packet garbage to shame. You'll find more than seventy creations broken into the ten "brossential" food groups like: Beer, Fried Things, Tacos, and Struggle Snacks (because money is hard). Josh's recipes range from indulgent eats like Beer-Poached Bratwurst Party Subs and Mac 'n' Cheese Nachos to hella-classy dishes like Broccolini with Burnt Lemon Hollandaise and Pork Belly Tacos with Fish Sauce Caramel. Sprinkled in are the unholy commandments for bro cooking, such as "bagged wine is the only wine you need," and Josh's expert advice on how to beat a hangover (it's mostly just pastrami and emotionally purging movies). The Culinary Bro-Down Cookbook is full of irreverent essays and anecdotes, but running throughout is a deep sense of soul and self that strives to answer the question: Why can't the deep-fried nonsense you eat with your bros at 2 a.m. have the same emotional gravitas as an intimate family dinner? Oh and there's bacon, too. Like, a lot of it. *It's Michael Collins, you uncultured swine

The Return by Buzz Aldrin

Title The Return
Author Buzz Aldrin
Publisher Forge Books
Release Date 2001-07-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781466834040
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Return is a tale about the kind of space adventure that could happen today--and that will happen tomorrow. As told by Buzz Aldrin, who's been there...and who's already helped change the world. Former astronaut Scott Blackstone's dream of opening outer space to visits from everyday people is under attack. His pilot program has been marred by a fatal accident, he's out of a job, and he's being sued for a billions dollars. And it's beginning to seem that the "accident" wasn't at all accidental. Then the endless conflict between India and Pakistan heats up...and Pakistan explodes a nuclear device in the upper atmosphere, frying electronics on earth and in space, and putting the crew of the international Space Station at risk. With the Shuttle fleet grounded, only a secret skunkworks project known to Scott and his old friends can save the space station's stranded crew. "As real as it gets."--New York Post At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Encounter With Tiber by Buzz Aldrin

Title Encounter with Tiber
Author Buzz Aldrin
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2013-05-28
Category Fiction
Total Pages 560
ISBN 9781480421530
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An Apollo 11 astronaut and the Nebula Award–nominated author of Directive 51 present a novel that “conveys the wonder and promise of space” (Publishers Weekly). Born the year of the Moon landing, Chris Terence spends his life fighting to return humanity to that pinnacle. An engineering student with dreams of spaceflight, he finds upon graduation that the United States no longer has need for astronauts. Years of bureaucratic meddling have reduced the space program to a shell of itself, and it will take the greatest scientific find in history to send humanity skyward once more. After years battling budget hawks, Chris finally gets his chance to walk on the Moon. While there, he finds evidence of an ancient alien civilization, the Tiberians, who visited Earth’s satellite eight thousand years before. Understanding what happened to those long-forgotten travelers will define the lives of Chris and his son, as they fight against all odds to unlock the secrets of the universe. “The collaboration of the first man to pilot a moon lander (Aldrin) with a major voice in contemporary science fiction (Barnes) has produced a fascinating chronicle of man’s first encounter with alien intelligence” (Booklist).

First Man by James R. Hansen

Title First Man
Author James R. Hansen
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-11-27
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 784
ISBN 9781476727813
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An authorized portrait of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon sheds light on other aspects of his career, from the honors he received as a naval aviator to the price he and his family paid for his professional dedication.

Glass Boys by Nicole Lundrigan

Title Glass Boys
Author Nicole Lundrigan
Publisher Douglas & McIntyre
Release Date 2011-07-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1553657985
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With vivid and unflinching prose, Nicole Lundrigan has created a riveting and deeply human saga of the persistence of evil and the depths and limits of love. When Roy Trench is killed in a drunken prank gone wrong, his brother Lewis sees blood on the hands of the man responsible: the abusive alcoholic, Eli Fagan. Though the courts rule the death an accident, the event opens a seam of hate between the two families of Knife's Point, Newfoundland. Desperate to smother the painful past with love, Lewis marries Wilda, and the pleasure he takes in their two children -- Melvin and Toby -- recalls the happier days of his childhood with Roy. But as he watches his small family fracture, the darkness of the past begins to cloud the present, leading Lewis back to Eli Fagan -- and his watchful stepson, Garrett Glass. In the style of Newfoundland literature, established by Michael Crummey and Lisa Moore, Glass Boys is the haunting story of an unforgivable crime that brings two families to the brink.

Moonbound by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm

Title Moonbound
Author Jonathan Fetter-Vorm
Publisher Hill and Wang
Release Date 2019-06-04
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781466899353
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On a summer night in 1969, two men climbed down a ladder onto a sea of dust at the edge of an ancient dream. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on lunar soil, the moon ceased to be a place of mystery and myth. It became a destination. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of that journey, Moonbound tells the monumental story of the moon and the men who went there first. With vibrant images and meticulous attention to detail, Jonathan Fetter-Vorm conjures the long history of the visionaries, stargazers, builders, and adventurers who sent Apollo 11 on its legendary voyage. From the wisdom of the Babylonians to the intrigues of the Cold War, from the otherworldly discoveries of Galileo to the dark legacy of Nazi atrocities, from the exhilarating trajectories of astronauts—recounted in their own words—to the unsung brilliance of engineers working behind the scenes, Moonbound captures the grand arc of the Space Age in a graphic history of unprecedented scope and profound lyricism.

Rocket Men by Craig Nelson

Title Rocket Men
Author Craig Nelson
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2009-06-25
Category History
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781101057735
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times Bestseller "Celebrates a bold era when voyaging beyond the Earth was deemed crucial to national security and pride." -The Wall Street Journal Restoring the drama, majesty, and sheer improbability of an American triumph, this is award-winning historian Craig Nelson's definitive and thrilling story of man's first trip to the moon. At 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 rocket launched in the presence of more than a million spectators who had gathered to witness a truly historic event. Through interviews, 23,000 pages of NASA oral histories, and declassified CIA documents on the space race, Rocket Men presents a vivid narrative of the moon mission, taking readers on the journey to one of the last frontiers of the human imagination.

Team Moon by Catherine Thimmesh

Title Team Moon
Author Catherine Thimmesh
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2006-06-26
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 80
ISBN 9780547349695
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“This behind-the-scenes look at the first Apollo moon landing has the feel of a public television documentary in its breadth and detail” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Here is a rare perspective on a story we only thought we knew. For Apollo 11, the first moon landing, is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. It belongs to the seamstress who put together twenty-two layers of fabric for each space suit. To the engineers who created a special heat shield to protect the capsule during its fiery reentry. It belongs to the flight directors, camera designers, software experts, suit testers, telescope crew, aerospace technicians, photo developers, engineers, and navigators. Gathering direct quotes from some of these folks who worked behind the scenes, Catherine Thimmesh reveals their very human worries and concerns. Culling NASA transcripts, national archives, and stunning NASA photos from Apollo 11, she captures not only the sheer magnitude of this feat but also the dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance of the greatest team ever—the team that worked to first put man on that great gray rock in the sky. Winner of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award “An edge-of-your-seat adventure . . . Lavishly illustrated . . . This exhilarating book . . . will captivate.” —Chicago Sun-Times “Thimmesh gives names and voices to the army that got Neil Armstrong and company to the moon and back. The result is a spectacular and highly original addition to the literature of space exploration.” —The Horn Book “This beautiful and well-documented tribute will introduce a new generation to that triumphant time.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Invisible Bridge by Rick Perlstein

Title The Invisible Bridge
Author Rick Perlstein
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2015-08-11
Category History
Total Pages 880
ISBN 9781476782423
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The best-selling author of Nixonland presents a portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the era of Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and the rise of Ronald Reagan.

Return To Earth by Buzz Aldrin

Title Return to Earth
Author Buzz Aldrin
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2015-12-15
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 338
ISBN 9781504026444
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s courageous, candid memoir of his return to Earth after the historic moon landing and his personal struggle with fame and depression. “We landed with all the grace of a freight elevator,” Buzz Aldrin relates in the opening passages of Return to Earth, remembering Command Module Columbia’s abrupt descent into the gravity of the blue planet. With that splash, Aldrin takes readers on a journey through the human side of the space program, as one of the first two men to land on the moon learns to cope with the pressures of his new public persona. In honest and compelling prose, Aldrin reveals a side of instant fame for which West Point and NASA could never have prepared him. One day a fighter pilot and engineer, the next a cultural hero burdened with the adoration of thousands, Aldrin gives a poignant account of the affair that threatened his marriage, as well as his descent into alcoholism and depression that resulted from trying to be too many things to too many people. He didn’t realize that when he landed on his home planet his odyssey had just begun. As Aldrin puts it, “I traveled to the moon, but the most significant voyage of my life began when I returned from where no man had been before.” Return to Earth is a powerful and moving memoir that exposes the stresses suffered by those in the Apollo program and the price Buzz Aldrin paid when he became an American icon.

Title The Market Guys Five Points for Trading Success
Author A. J. Monte
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-01-04
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1118045149
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Praise for The Market Guys' Five Points for Trading Success "E*TRADE is a strong advocate of investor education, understanding a knowledgeable investor is a successful investor. The Market Guys have been a key contributor to our worldwide educational efforts - delivering hundreds of seminars to our customers around the world. This book encapsulates their years of experience with traders and investors, and is a must-read for anyone serious about trading. The Market Guys' Five Points for Trading Success provides an easy-to-understand and disciplined approach to trading through risk management. I highly recommend it." —Christopher Larkin, VP, U.S. Retail Brokerage, E*TRADE Securities (www.etrade.com) "The stock market is full of risk and uncertainty, but can bring great rewards to those who plan and execute properly. Rick and AJ give you the navigational tools to profit in the market through this book. Easy to read and understand, this book will help the novice and expert alike reach their financial goals. I recommend The Market Guys to help you along your journey!" —Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11, 1969 "The Market Guys' Five Points is much more than five points. Creating a plan, dealing with emotions, trading psychology, and technical analysis are just some of the topics explained." —James Bittman, Senior Instructor, The Options Institute at CBOE, and author of Options for the Stock Investor "Most people think trading markets is easy, but the process is fraught with pitfalls, snares, and delusions. This book is written by two savvy veteran traders. Applying the wisdom contained here will not guarantee success, but it will very definitely put the odds strongly in your favor." —Martin J. Pring, President of pring.com "This is a wonderful introduction to terminology and a fresh approach to the stock market. It gives the reader a language and way of thinking that is new, providing a great foundation for further research. These authors are to be commended for an excellent book on the stock market and how it works." —James P. Gills, MD, Director/Chairman of the Board of the Ironman Triathlon "The Market Guys have created the perfect recipe for financial success." —Nick Nickolas, Restaurateur, Nick's Fishmarket of Hawaii, www.nicksboca.com

Moonshot by Brian Floca

Title Moonshot
Author Brian Floca
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2019-04-09
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 56
ISBN 9781534440517
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“An extraordinary delight for a reader of any age.” —The New York Times Book Review Brian Floca explores Apollo 11’s famed moon landing with this newly expanded edition of Moonshot! Simply told, grandly shown, and now with eight additional pages of brand-new art and more in-depth information about the historic moon landing, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats. Here are their great machines in all their detail and monumentality, the ROAR of rockets, and the silence of the Moon. Here is a story of adventure and discovery—a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away.

Title Tradition and the Black Atlantic
Author Henry Louis Gates
Publisher Civitas Books
Release Date 2010-08-24
Category Social Science
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9780465022632
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s Tradition and the Black Atlantic is both a vibrant romp down the rabbit hole of cultural studies and an examination of the discipline's roots and role in contemporary thought. In this conversational tour through the halls of theory, Gates leaps from Richard Wright to Spike Lee, from Pat Buchanan to Frantz Fanon, and ultimately to the source of anticolonialist thought: the unlikely figure of Edmund Burke. Throughout Tradition and the Black Atlantic, Gates shows that the culture wars have presented us with a surfeit of either/ors—tradition versus modernity; Eurocentrism versus Afrocentricism. Pointing us away from these facile dichotomies, Gates deftly combines rigorous scholarship with humor, looking back to the roots of cultural studies in order to map out its future course.

Apollo by Anonim

Title Apollo
Author Anonim
Publisher SelfMadeHero
Release Date 2018-04-05
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 160
ISBN 1910593508
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1969, humankind set foot on the moon. Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins carried the fire for all the world. Backed by the brightest minds in engineering and science, the three boarded a rocket and flew through the void--just to know that we could. In Apollo, Matt Fitch, Chris Baker, and Mike Collins unpack the urban legends, the gossip, and the speculation to reveal a remarkable true story about life, death, dreams, and the reality of humanity's greatest exploratory achievement.