Buzz Aldrin, the Apollo 11 astronaut who followed Neil Armstrong to become the second person ever to step on the lunar surface, is also a knowledgeable and accessible writer. His memoirs for adults (Reaching for the Moon and Magnificent Desolation) remain favorites among adults and older teens while his books for younger readers are sure to inspire a new generation of scientists and space travelers.
Reaching for the Moon
Aldrin relates how he, the second man to walk on the Moon, became interested in aeronautics and flying. The result is a fascinating look at his personal history as well as the history of flight accompanied by precise but equally engaging illustrations.
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