This is the first book to narrate the whole adventure story of man's attempt to reach out for the stars. From politics and technology to the highly emotional human dimension, this is a beautifully written major history of the space age.
William E. Burrows has reported on aviation and space for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He has had articles in The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Affairs, The Sciences, and other publications and is a contributing editor for Air & Space/Smithsonian. He is also the author of seven previous books, including Deep Black, the award-winning classic work on spying from space. Mr. Burrows is a professor of journalism at New York University and the founder and director of its graduate Science and Environmental Reporting Program. From the Hardcover edition.