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User currently offlinealberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3070 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4230 times:

I am currently considering buying the 3 volume hardcover set of '' A Man on the Moon'' by Andrew Chaikin. It claims to have over 500 lavish illustrations but is a bit pricey. Most of the reviews on Amazon seem to be about the cheaper paperback version.


Is this a good buy or should I stick with the cheaper paperback ?

Does anybody have the boxed set who can comment ?

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User currently offlinekurtjeter From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3965 times:

The paperback is a wonderful read. I can't vouch for the illulstrations in the 3 volume set you're talking about, but you might want to consider an alternative: the DVD series "From the Earth to the Moon." It's "loosely" based on the Chalkin book, and Ron Howard and Tom Hanks are among the producers. (Hanks introduces each of the 12 episodes on this boxed 5 DVD set.) It's an HBO Production. Well worth the money! And the "scenery" and special effects are, well, out of this world!  

User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2442 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

Quoting alberchico (Thread starter):
but is a bit pricey.

Why don't you buy it used? Prices are listed as low as $0.78!

I do always purchase used books - it's cheaper and still it's a book.

User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8658 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

Moonfire by Norman Mailer - the fully illustrated one - is extraordinary. I must have given five copies as gifts - BA capt for upgrade, my Dad's birthday, you name it.


Thanks for bringing A Man On The Moon to my attention, obviously the granddaddy of the genre.

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