Honest, Interesting, Opinionated
Riding Rockets, Carrying the Fire
Hearing Walt tell his own story, with his little inflections and snickers, along with hearing a very serious voice at times, allows you to really understand his feelings
How the early astronauts were thrust into the world of celebrity while making government pay and realizing that they could die at any time without having the benefit of anyone offering them life insurance
Walt at his opinionated best. When this book first was published in the 1970's, it was the first book to feature the astronauts as they really were. His perspective on the space program after he left where we have given so much technology to the Russians is shot from the hip and to the point. I highly recommend the audio book as well as the printed version
it was amusing in parts
Not really because it's not very accurate
Someone who knows how to properly pronounce "Betty Grissom"
It needs a follow up list of corrections by actually interviewing the original 7's wives instead of using hearsay from other friends and wives. I don't think anyone of the original 7 was actually consulted and their changes adopted
While somewhat accurate, the book is more a stretch of the facts than accurate
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