Author: Craig Nelson
Facilitated by: Dr. Richard D’Elia
New York Times bestselling author Craig Nelson revisits a bold era when voyaging beyond the Earth was deemed crucial to national security and pride.
Restoring the drama, majesty, and sheer improbability of an American triumph, this is award-winning historian Craig Nelson’s definitive and thrilling story of man’s first trip to the moon. At 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 rocket launched in the presence of more than a million spectators who had gathered to witness a truly historic event. Through interviews, 23,000 pages of NASA oral histories, and declassified CIA documents on the space race, Rocket Men presents a vivid narrative of the moon mission, taking readers on the journey to one of the last frontiers of the human imagination.
There is no charge to attend.
Reservations are not required.
Seating is limited to 75.
TALK OF KINGS
Delve into some of the most intriguing and captivating tales in history and culture. Discussions are open to the public and will be held in the Dixon Education Building during restoration of the King Library.