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I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed it…but most of the literature about the moon landing is all focused on the U.S.A? But there’s this funny thing about the moon landing, it was a global effort. People and materials from all over the world worked together. In For All Humankind author, Tanya Harrison makes sure we know about the global impact of the moon landing.
What I am Reviewing
For All Humankind: The Untold Stories of How the Moon Landing Inspired the World was inspired by the author’s desire to see the Moon Landing from the vantage of non-USA people. 8 chapters over 200 pages. Written by authors Tanya Harrison and Danny Bednar and published by Mango.
These previously untold stories reveal the impact of the moon landings around the globe, and what having a “man on the moon” meant to the international community.
In this exciting new book, For All Humankind, readers will:
* Get to read interviews with eight non-Americans to get their perspectives
* Be inspired by their memories of the event as they saw it
* Have a unique opportunity to learn more about one of the most historic events in human history
The Details on For All Humankind
8 stories from all over the world. We meet men and women, boys and girls, from places such as Chile, Canada, Iran, England, Sudan, Mexico and India. Some faced disbelief, others had shared joy from family members, but always, there was excitement and wonder about a man being on the moon.
These stories are personal, speaking to how they were impacted by the moon landing. Boys, girls, men, women…the impact of the moon landing was felt worldwide.
Images in black and white dot the pages showing us scenes from the moon landing. The whole book is done in shades of black and white.
I really enjoyed the preamble before we got to the stories from around the world. Did you know that “a Canadian company built the legs for the Eagle ….. Australian radio telescopes received the live footage“? (p.11) Rather cool eh? Even the work that others did before Saturn V was built enabled the Moon Landing to happen.
Should you Get it?
For All Humankind is an informative, eye-opening read. It was really interesting reading stories from all over. If I were truly into the Moon Landing and outer space and wanting books, I would definitively add this to my library. Otherwise, I would be just as happy borrowing it from the library. It’s definitely worth a good read.