People who are looking for an in-depth look at Apollo will be a little disappointed. All in all a good book. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. It was not as flashy as John Glen's story. I usually listen to audiobooks on the train but this one was so muffled that I could only hear it in a quiet room at home. We carry rare, antiquarian, and collectible items, as well as books for pleasure-reading and research.
A truly must-read book by an American hero. This chronicle of his experiences takes us into space on Schirra's 1962 Mercury flight that orbited Earth six times and aboard Gemini for the first rendezvous of two manned craft in space. May he rest in peace. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. The audio quality of the recording was not very good. In this autobiographical book, Schirra takes an inside look at the early days of spaceflight and the men who captured the heart of the nation. It can't get much better than that for those of us that grew up with the manned space-flight program.
About this Item: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1995. Blue Jacket Books offers a carefully selected inventory of roughly 50,000 used and out-of-print books in many fields and disciplines, including in the arts and sciences, poetry and prose, social sciences and humanities, the fine arts, the physical sciences and popular literature. About this Item: Naval Institute Press, 1995. Audio quality leaves much to be desired but, I agree with others, it does not significantly detract from the tale. Bookstore's stamped address appears on the inside of the rear cover. Schirra was one of America's first astronauts and the only one of the original seven to fly in all three pioneering space programs - Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. About this Item: Naval Institute Press.
A wonderful memoir from the only guy that was right in the middle of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. The recording quality was a little up and down, but tolerable and didn't interupt the story too bad. If you've changed your mind abo. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Perhaps he is saving his best flight stories for later.
About this Item: Naval Institute Press, 1995. Irreverent, provocative, and filled with fascinating anecdotes, this autobiography by one of America's first astronauts offers a revealing inside look at the early days of space flight and the men who captured the heart of the nation. Fine glossy stiff paper wraps. That being said it is a wonderful journey through the hardships of the space race. Book is in Used-Good condition. It is also about the working ethics of American Test Pilots. Irreverent, provocative, and filled with fascinating anecdotes, this autobiography by one of America's first astronauts offers a revealing inside look at the early days of space flight and the men who captured the heart of the nation.
May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. This book is about everything leading up to the Apollo 7 flight, including the fateful decision to enter the Naval Academy instead of West Point or the drawing of lots between a bomber and fighter billets. A signed limited hardcover edition, luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. There are about 50,000 books on the store shelves, and new arrivals come in every day. The vast majority of our inventory is not listed on-line, including most of our inexpensive paperbacks, so if you can't find what you're looking for on the web-site, where we have listed nearly 9,300 books, we invite you to contact us directly. About this Item: Naval Institute Press, U. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition.
Pages are clean and tight. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. The accomplishments of these remarkable people caused me to become a military pilot, an experience that shaped my life in the most positive way imaginable. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. About this Item: Naval Institute Press. About this Item: Naval Institute Press, 1995.
The condition is of the highest quality without any discernible flaws. A fascinating account into the life and times of a true American hero. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Walley schirra certainly has done a good job in writing his book about his memoirs, both in the navy, in space, and other ventures.
. In this revealing autobiography, Schirra takes an inside look at the early days of spaceflight and the men who captured the heart of the nation. About this Item: U S Naval Inst Pr, 01. He also speaks about his career as a navy pilot, which began in 1947 with biplanes, transitioned to jets for combat missions over Korea, and ended with rockets in space. About this Item: Naval Institute Press, 1995. Download and start listening now! I expected a bit more from Wally Schirra, the only astronaut to fly in Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. It is a good counterpoint to other books of the era, such as Tom Wolff's 'The Right Stuff'.