I received a free Kindle copy of Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger courtesy of Net Galley and Henry Holt & Company, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my history book review blog. I also posted it to my Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Plus pages.
I requested this book as I have read a great deal about the history of the american space porgram , but this is the first specifically dealing with Apollo 8. This is the seconbook by Ken Lizzio that I have read (Lost Moon – Apollo 13).
Like his book on Apollo 13 that I read several years ago, this book on Apollo 8 is well written and engaging. It details the events leading up to and the first trip to the moon by the United States. While the book centers on the three astronauts, it focused primarily on the commander of the flight, Frank Borman. The other crew members, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, are covered in less detail. It also focuses on their wives, but in not as much detail.
I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in the space program and in particular the first manned trip to the moon by the Apollo program.