A uniquely written story of America’s manned space program from WWII to the successful Apollo expeditions to the Moon. In an easy-to-read-and-understand style Brandon Brown has not only captured the salient facts, but more importantly, he’s captured the soul of what was arguably the most challenging and significant engineering accomplishment of the 20th century…the landing of humans on another celestial body a quarter million miles away and returning them safely to Earth. ... a great read for all audiences no matter what understanding of the Apollo era one might have. Although I’ve been involved in space activities since the early 1960’s as I read The Apollo Chronicles I learned things about “my era” that I never knew!
Brandon Brown is a thoroughly engaging storyteller, trenchant, balanced, funny, and enlightening... His generous and reader-friendly explanations of scientific discoveries are consistently accessible. Most importantly, he has an understanding for human frailties and human brilliance. These chronicles will astound you.
This very balanced and informative book tells the story of share croppers’ sons, coal miners’ sons, and others from all walks of life, coming together to make miracles. It is an excellent addition to the collection of space history.