alberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3019 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4068 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.
kurtjeter From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3803 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!