I tend to read fiction and rarely pick up non-fiction. If I do read non-fiction I tend to find it interesting but I still am not drawn to it as a first choice. So here is a book I previously read in a reading challenge as well as my review of it.
Genesis: The Story of Apollo 8: The First Manned Flight to Another World
four out of five stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
|I enjoyed reading this book and learning about a part of history that I lived through but was too young to remember now. I loved reading what each astronaut was doing and what their families were doing at any given time. It was all very interesting to me.|
The part I had a harder time with was the surrounding events. The author is giving the story of Apollo 8 a bigger meaning in the world. That part of the book is about communism verses democracy. We get some of the politics of The Cold War, Viet Nam, turbulence and protests in 1960's USA and so forth. The author definitely has ideas he wants to put forth in addition to telling the story of the space mission. That was all less interesting to me. Still I enjoyed the book.
There are a few instances of language when the author is quoting someone.