Books by Andrew Chaikin

HISTORY
Released: May 1, 2009

"The large pictures of moonscapes, astronauts in spacesuits and equipment, which have similar styles and palettes, get repetitive but benefit from the long captions in which Bean adds personal details and reflects on his role as an artist. (authors' note, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Based on interviews with 28 astronauts, this history of the Apollo program masterfully describes the missions and personalizes them with astronauts' own words. Read full book review >
A MAN ON THE MOON by Andrew Chaikin
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: June 1, 1994

"Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of space flight: well written, full of fascinating characters and facts, and above all worthy of its subject. (First printing of 40,000; author tour)"
 For the 25th anniversary of the first moon landing, a winning and detailed account of the Apollo astronauts, a dozen of whom were the first human beings to walk on the face of the moon. Read full book review >