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Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight - Jay Barbree

I received an ARC of this book from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.

While this book is advertised as a biography of Neil Armstrong, it's really more of an overall account of the Space Race and space travel with a focus on Neil Armstrong. Regardless, it was an amazing book. The fact that Jay Barbree was actually friends with Armstrong makes it even more interesting as he recounts his own personal experiences with him. Overall, this is a great read; it covers some of Armstrong's life, various expeditions into space, and touches slightly (very, very slightly) on the whole moon conspiracy theory. I really enjoyed the last chapter in which Barbree recounts Armstrong's push for further exploration of the Earth-Moon system.

Since I have an ARC there were a few typos and grammatical errors, but nothing substantial that took away from the overall value of the book.