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User currently offlinealberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2926 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3756 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.

http://www.amazon.com/Man-Moon-Illus...-Commemorative-Boxed/dp/0783556799

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, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3491 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, 2441 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3288 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!
http://goo.gl/h1mb0

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



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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8148 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3196 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.

http://www.amazon.com/Norman-Mailer-...UTF8&s=books&qid=1302273564&sr=1-1

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



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