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Publisher's Summary

In Carrying the Fire, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of the adventure of reaching the moon. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 spacewalk, presenting an evocative description of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.
©1974 Michael Collins; foreword copyright 1974 by Charles A. Lindbergh; Preface to the 2009 edition copyright 2009 by Michael Collins (P)2017 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Collins tells what his space journeys meant to him as a human being [and] discusses the role of man amid the multitudinous mechanical marvels.... Profoundly affecting." ( The New Yorker)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Yon on 07-10-17

Not a boring moment

I was a little skeptical about the narrator but decided to risk it because of the content. The narrator grew on me though and I enjoyed the performance. And Michael Collins is a fun, down to earth author. It was nice getting to know him through this book.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ronald on 11-13-17

One of the Best Astro books

I have probably read thirty astronaut bios/autobios. Carrying the Fire may be the best ever written. Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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