No Dream Is Too High
Life Lessions From a Man Who Walked on the Moon
Aldrin, Buzz - Abraham, Ken
World famous Buzz Aldrin has seen it all. He has walked on the Moon, been cheered by crowds of thousands, dived deep into the ocean, and been sunk low with depression. He has been a fighter pilot, a global traveler, and an indefatigable advocate for space exploration. He has greeted it all with wit, humor, and nononsense practicality, with stories to tell and lessons to share. That wisdom is the foundation for this heartwarming book.
In these inspiring pages, Aldrin shares his 13 rules to live by, gleaned from the most valuable lessons he has learned from a lifetime of challenge and adventure. Some connect directly to the life he has lived: "The sky is not the limit!" But others reveal a different side of this American hero: "Practice respect for all people" and "Second comes right after first."
To illustrate each principle, Aldrin recounts revealing moments from his childhood, his training as a pilot and astronaut, and his meetings with presidents and world leaders. He lets us in on some of the inside details of his famous Apollo 11 Moon landing: his decision to privately and quietly celebrate Communion on the Moon and the jury-rigged circuit breaker that ensured that he and Neil Armstrong could return safely to their orbiting vehicle and on back to Earth.
These are life lessons from a man who has gone where few others have gone, a man determined to make a difference. With something for everyone - whether you're joining the work force, embarking on a new career, or entering a new phase of life - here are compelling words of wisdom from one of history's most celebrated astronauts.
BUZZ ALDRIN, a NASA astronaut from 1963 to 1971, is best known for the Apollo 11 mission, when, on July 20, 1969, he and Neil Armstrong became the first humans ever to set foot on the Moon. He holds a doctoral degree in astronautics from MIT and served as a jet fighter pilot during the Korean War. For his wartime valor he received the Distinguished Flying Cross; for his Moon exploration he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. An asteroid and a crater on the Moon have been named after him. Since retiring from NASA and the Air Force, Aldrin has continued to wield influence as an international advocate of space science and planetary exploration. He has written four nonfiction books, two science fact/fiction novels, and three children's books.
KEN ABRAHAM is a prolific nonfiction author best known for his collaborations with celebrities and high-profile public figures including John Ashcroft, Bob Dole, Chuck Norris, and George Foreman. Fourteen of those titles have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. He co-authored Buzz Aldrin's memoir Magnificent Desolation.
Hardcover with dust jacket
223 Seiten / pages
good condition, 2 text pages wrinkled
Washington, D.C. - 2016 - National Geographic