In the Shadow of the Moon (book)


In The Shadow of the Moon
Front cover of the US first hardcover edition of In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility.
AuthorFrancis French
Colin Burgess
CountryUnited States
PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
Publication date
September 2007
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages448 pp (hardcover)
ISBN978-0-8032-1128-5 (hardcover edition)
629.45/4 22
LC ClassTL789.8.U6 A5337 2007
Preceded byInto That Silent Sea 

In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility is a 2007 non-fiction book by space historians Francis French and Colin Burgess. Drawing on a number of original personal interviews with astronauts, cosmonauts and those who worked closely with them, the book chronicles the American and Soviet programs from 1965 onwards, through the Gemini, Soyuz and early Apollo flights, up to the first landing on the Moon by Apollo 11.

The book is the second volume in the Outward Odyssey spaceflight history series by the University of Nebraska Press.

Although the book shares its name with a documentary, and both include many original interviews with Apollo lunar astronauts, it is neither a source of, nor a tie-in to, the documentary.

The book was named as a finalist for the 2007 Eugene M. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature given by the American Astronautical Society, and named as "2009 Outstanding Academic Title" by Choice magazine.

External links

  • In the Shadow of the Moon Official Publisher Site
  • In the Shadow of the Moon book review by Hugo-nominated reviewer Steven H Silver
  • 2007 AAS Emme Award finalist announcements