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Of a Fire on the Moon

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For many, Moon landing was the defining event of the twentieth century. So it seems only fitting that Norman Mailerthe, the literary provocateur who altered the landscape of American nonfictionwrote, the most wide-ranging, far-seeing chronicle of the Apollo 11 Mission. Classic chronicle of the Americas reaching for greatness in the midst of the Cold War, Of Fire on Moon compiles reportage Mailer published between 1969 and 1970 in Life magazine: gripping firsthand dispatches from inside NASAs ' clandestine operations in Houston and Cape Kennedy; technical insights into the magnitude of their awe-inspiring feat; and prescient meditations that place event in human context as only Mailer could. Praise for Of Fire on Moon gift of genius. Twentieth-century American epica Moby Dick Of Space. The New York Mailers account of Apollo 11 stands as a stunning image of human energy and purposefulness. It is the act of revelationthe, only verbal deed to be worthy of dream and reality it celebrate. Saturday Review wild and dazzling Book. New York Times Book Review Still most challenging and stimulating account Of Mission to appear in print. Washington Post Praise for Norman Mailer looms over American Letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation. New York Times writer of greatest and most reckless talent. The New Yorker Mailer is an indispensable, American treasure. Washington Post devastatingly alive and original creative mind. Life Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance. New York Review Of Books largest mind and imagination American literature. Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book. The Chicago Tribune Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like leaf on stream. Cincinnati Post was born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Norman Mailer was one of the most influential writers of the second half of the twentieth century and a leading PUBLIC intellectual for nearly sixty years. He is the author of more than thirty books. Castle in Forest, his last novel, was his eleventh New York Times bestseller. His first novel, Naked and Dead, has never GO out of print. His 1968 nonfiction narrative, Armies Of Night, won the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. He won second Pulitzer for Executioners Song and is the only person to have won Pulitzers in both fiction and nonfiction. Five of his books were nominated for National Book Awards, and he won a lifetime achievement Award from the National Book Foundation in 2005. Mr. Mailer died in 2007 in New York City.

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After spending time at the space center and mission control in Houston, and witnessing the launch of the colossal Saturn V rocket At Cape Kennedy in Florida, Mailer began writing his account of the historic voyage at his home in Provincetown, Massachusetts during marathon writing sessions to meet his deadlines for magazine. His epic account, which ran to 115 000 words, was published between August 1969 and January 1970 in three long installments: Fire on Moon, Psychology Of Astronauts, and Dream Of Future's Face. In the foreword to Mailer's first installment, Life Managing Editor Ralph Graves introduces some 26 000 wordsthe longest non-fiction piece Life has ever published in one issue. The author apply his Harvard aeronautical engineering qualifications to contemplate radical new machines being bornthe Moon rocket, spacecraft, and computer. As a writer, he meditates morally and philosophically on the relationship of events to the modern human condition, and times, by observation of Psychology of Astronauts, engineers, NASA bureaucratsand himself. On February 26 1970, after the magazine series had conclude, Mailer wrote to Apollo 11 commander, Neil Armstrong, I've worked as assiduously as any writer I know to portray the space program in its largest, not its smallest, dimension. His account was published as a book called Of Fire on Moon in 1970. In the UK, it was published with its original article title, Fire on Moon.

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