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Carrying the Fire

by Collins, Michael; Lindbergh, Charles A. (foreword)

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North Salem, NY: The Adventure Library, 1998 Hard cover, Octavo (5 ½" x 8 ⅜"). pp xv [1] 388 [12]. In half buckram with paper-covered boards featuring the moon, gilt titles to spine on dark blue printed labels, and end papers featuring the lunar surface. With color photographic plates. Includes publisher's letter to subscribers. Condition: Near Fine. *** A highly detailed account of the training and experiences leading up to the historic first moon landing by one of the three astronauts who took part. Michael Collins (1930-2021) flew the Apollo 11 command module, Columbia, while his fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the descent to the lunar surface. Collins describes the training he received as a test pilot and later as an astronaut, but also includes his personal account of what it felt like to be in space, both physiological and emotionally. *** The Adventure Library was a series of 30 books sold by subscription between 1994 and 2003. The series was the brainchild of Edward Livermore Burlingame, an American publishing executive, who put up his own money to kickstart the company. He had been looking for something new to accomplish, and thought that the classic works of exploration were being overlooked by the reading public, because there were no new editions. This is book 15 in the series.. First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine.


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Carrying the Fire
Collins, Michael; Lindbergh, Charles A. (foreword)
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The Adventure Library
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North Salem, NY
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Dark and Stormy Night Books is an online-only rare and antiquarian bookstore, founded by Alasdair and Alexandra Johnson in 2005. Alasdair is a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, with a colorful mercantile family history which saw the salvage of shipwrecks off the English coast, as well as the transportation of a revolutionary relative to Australia in the eighteenth century. When not swashbuckling through the world of amateur electronics and computers as a lad, he scared himself silly with science-fiction, ghost stories and gothic novels. Alasdair grew up in the house of his grandparents, classical scholars, whose rooms were crammed with books of all sorts. His partner, Alexandra, is a third-generation book dealer, whose appreciation of the well-printed page stems from the clackety-clack of the smallest of small-press workshops operating from the back room of the family barn. She is a graduate in history and art history from Bowdoin College, with a particular interest in the Far East and the China trade, the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, and the British Arts & Crafts Movement. She also spent some years working for a nationally known early-American antiques dealer. They now make their home in historic Newburyport, on the Massachusetts coast. Visit our website:


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