Tom Keener – Guest Contributor
Jun 25 2019
Shoot For The Moon



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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

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Shoot For The Moon

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”  Norman Vincent Peale

 This year marks the golden anniversary of when Apollo 11 landed on the moon, and people were glued to their televisions to witness this triumphant event.  On the day after Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on this distant lunar satellite, banner headlines on newspapers around the world declared, “MAN ON MOON!!” 

Hear James Donovan, author of Shoot for The Moon at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Allen Public Library.  Donovan chronicles the personal, political and scientific backgrounds behind the journey for catapulting humans to the lunar surface.  Reasons for the decision to choose Neil Armstrong as the first person to descend the ladder to the moon’s surface are detailed.  Wernher von Braun’s valuable contributions in the development of Saturn rockets to carry heavy payloads into and beyond earth’s orbit led to the Apollo program.  

Mike Collins, command module pilot, Apollo 11 declares, "This is the best book on Apollo that I have read.  Extensively researched and meticulously accurate, it successfully traces not only the technical highlights of the program but the contributions of the extraordinary people who made it possible."

?James Donovan is also the author of several other books, including The Blood of Heroes and A Terrible Glory. He has been a literary agent since 1993 and resides in Dallas.


The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr.  Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the program is free.  Call 214-509-4911 for additional