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The basis of the 2014 award-winning feature-length documentary! A revealing and dramatic look at the inside of the American Space Program from one of its pioneers.

Eugene Cernan was a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight. His career spanned the entire Gemini and Apollo programs, from being the first person to spacewalk all the way around our world to the moment when he left man's last footprint on the Moon as commander of Apollo 17.

Between those two historic events lay more adventures than an ordinary person could imagine as Cernan repeatedly put his life, his family and everything he held dear on the altar of an obsessive desire. Written with New York Times bestselling author Don Davis, The Last Man on the Moon is the astronaut story never before told - about the fear, love and sacrifice demanded of the few men who dared to reach beyond the heavens for the biggest prize of all - the Moon.

Biographies & Memoirs
April 1
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

jrj14 ,


So pleasantly surprised and appreciative to be taken along on such journeys. Many, many thoughtful details and sentiments, ranging large to small. Excellent.

Dspguy822 ,

I finally understand

Gene Cernan definitely made me think that astronauts aren't just hero's because of what they have experienced but the sacrifices and both physical and mental challenges they endured. I want to that Gene and all his fellow astronauts for giving us such great accomplishments. We must never forget that when we don't push for exploration we will fall into mediocrity which is not acceptable.

Everyone that has ever wondered if man really went to the moon must read this book. Thanks Gene!

N384ME ,

Great read

Wonderful insight into an almost forgotten age.

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