Personally hand signed by James Lovell and Jeff Kluger
A beautiful leather bound heirloom to showcase in your library. A very fine edition of superior quality. Includes unattached Signed First Edition Easton Press bookplate.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, (1994). Signed First Edition. Full genuine leather. Very Fine. Limited Edition bound in full gilt-decorated gray leather. Black and white photographs. SIGNED by the authors Jeff Kluger and James Lovell, who not only commanded Apollo 13 through its various problems (he was played by Tom Hanks in the cinematic account of the voyage) but as a member of Apollo 8 was the first to orbit the moon.
Condition: Very Fine without any flaws. Clean & straight boards. A wonderful bright clean copy. Square and tight spine. Free of markings, writings, or stampings. No bookplates attached or signs of any removed. Clean end pages as shown. Free of ripped or creased pages. Scarce in this excellent condition. Not even a single scratch to the gilded page edges. No bumped corners.
Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:
* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations
All photos are of the actual book.
About Lost Moon
In April 1970, during the glory days of the Apollo space program, NASA sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on America's fifth mission to the moon. Only fifty-five hours into the flight of Apollo 13, disaster struck: a mysterious explosion rocked the ship, and soon its oxygen and power began draining away. Commander Lovell and his crew watched in alarm as the cockpit grew darker, the air grew thinner, and the instruments winked out one by one.
The full story of the moon shot that almost ended in catastrophe has never been told, but now Lovell and coauthor Jeffrey Kluger bring it to vivd life. What begins as a smooth flight is transformed into a hair-raising voyage from the moment Lovell calls out, "Houston, we've got a problem." Minutes after the explosion, the astronauts are forced to abandon the main ship for the lunar module, a tiny craft designed to keep two men alive for just two days. But there are three men aboard, and they are four days from home. As the hours tick away, the narrative shifts from the crippled spacecraft to Mission Control, from engineers searching desperately for solutions to Lovell's wife and children praying for his safe return.
The entire nation watches as one crisis after another is met and overcome. By the time the ship splashes down in the Pacific, we understand why the heroic effort to rescue Lovell and his crew is considered by many to be NASA's finest hour. This riveting book puts the reader right in the spacecraft during one of the worst disasters in the history of space exploration. Written with all the color and drama of the best fiction, Lost Moon is the true story of a thrilling adventure and an astonishing triumph over nearly impossible odds. It was a major Oscar(R)-nominated motion picture directed by Ron Howard and starred Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon.