A Favourite Book -Space by James A Michener

SpaceSpace by James A. Michener
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There are a few books in my library that I like to go back to from time to time and this is one of them. It is a work of fiction but set against the background of real events. Beginning in the closing stages of World War Two it traces the development of the American space program through the eyes of four fictional families. It covers the engineering and scientific aspects very well but also the political. I found the characters believable and even more than 30 years after it was written it poses some interesting questions about space exploration and whether or not we should be doing it.

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Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogs with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

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