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One of the best stories of all time
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2017
This book did not disappoint! It is a great complement to the movie, offers more details of course, but is still easy to follow. The technical verbiage, which is extensive, is not a detriment to the readers understanding, even for a layperson like myself. I only looked up one thing while reading this book (more info on gimbal lock and why that is such a bad thing). Mr. Lovell's personal account of the Apollo 13 disaster makes you feel like you are living it right along with him, which fortunately we are not! Even after watching the movie over and over and knowing it almost line for line, I felt like this book brought forward new details and perspectives that made me feel like I was learning about the Apollo 13 disaster for the first time.
This book is an incredible story about science, space, and human perseverance. It is one of my favorite books of all time and one that I will re-read for years to come. I highly, highly recommend this book!