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My review of Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon" by Robert Kurson originally posted at GoodReads.
My rating:  4 of 5 stars
It's easy to read history and forget that the characters were real people, but Kurson does an amazing job showing the human side of both the astronauts and their families. While the book could have ended after the astronauts successfully arrived back on Earth, the addition of the Epilogue to answer the question of "What does an astronaut do with his life after going to the Moon?" was a fascinating addition.
And, wow! Humans haven't landed on the Moon since 1972? This book left me excited to watch what NASA does in the near future with the upcoming Artemis program.