Of a Fire on the Moon

Finalist, National Book Awards 1972 for The Sciences

Of a Fire on the Moon by Norman Mailer, book cover
ISBN 9780316544115
Taschen America, LLC | Little Brown and Company
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Norman Mailer

Norman Kingsley Mailer was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, and film director. More about this author >

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A classic chronicle of America’s reach for greatness in the midst of the Cold War, Of a Fire on the Moon compiles the reportage Mailer published between 1969 and 1970 in Life magazine: gripping firsthand dispatches from inside NASA’s clandestine operations in Houston and Cape Kennedy; technical insights into the magnitude of their awe-inspiring feat; and prescient meditations that place the event in human context as only Mailer could.