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Part I Announcements and volunteers.- Screening the applicants.- The finalists.- The "Next Nine".- Settling in.- Part II The boy from Barren Run.- Answering the call.- A few exceptionally good men.- The Fourteen.- Patience and Persistence.- "Before this decade is out".- For some, the glory.- Appendices.- Bibliography.- Index.

About the Author

Colin Burgess has had a strong interest in the history of space exploration since the age of 14 in 1962. He also has an interest in Australian military history, and particularly the Australian POW experience. His first few books - the first published in 1985 - reflected this latter interest, but in the 1990s he began writing increasingly more magazine articles and books on his principal interest--spaceflight. Mostly biographical, his books have filled an information niche that had previously never been explored in print. He has been writing books for Springer-Praxis since 2006 with his title "NASA's Scientist-Astronauts." The majority of his research and writing is carried out at his home in Sydney, Australia. He does attend astronauts events overseas and conducts interviews with many space explorers relevant to the project he has at hand. Overall, he is author to over 26 titles, including four titles with Springer. He most recent work, "Selecting the Mercury Seven" was published in the fall of 2011.


From the reviews:

"Moon Bound, by Australian space historian Burgess, a follow-up to his Selecting the Mercury Seven ... examines the selection process and features profiles of the chosen 9 as well as the other 22 finalists ... . This well-written, factually accurate book is nicely illustrated with 168 interesting halftone photographs from the era. A welcome addition to any space enthusiast's library. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic and general audiences." (J. Z. Kiss, Choice, Vol. 51 (2), October, 2013)

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