In Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight, Jay Barbree tells the personal and public story of a private man, beginning with Armstrong’s service in the Korean War. After becoming one of the most talented test pilots in the country, he was selected for the NASA program. Barbree gives a wonderful account of the first man to walk on the moon. Armstrong was perhaps the most famous person on earth at the time, yet few people knew of his fights for survival or of the tragic death of his daughter. A Life of Flight also includes a behind-the-scenes look at the space race with the Russians, the triumphs and tragedies of the Apollo program, and a blow-by-blow account of the moon landing including never-before-seen photos during the mission. A Life of Flight is a fascinating look into a heroic and humble man.
There is some language in the book and the evolutionary approach to creation is evident but, as someone who has been interested in the space program since a child, I loved the book. It gave personal insight into the kind of man Armstrong was. I grew to appreciate the man much more for who he was than what he did. I highly recommend Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight. This American hero’s story needs and deserves to be told.
I was given a free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review