'I was there, kneeling, unable to breathe, before a television screen, watching Armstrong step off Eagle onto the regolith. I read [Rocket Men] in the same mood of boyhood wonder. So should you'
'With Nelson's impeccable research, his ability to tie the myriad strings of the space race into a coherent whole and the power of the story itself, Rocket Men should be at the top of your book list'
'Anyone with an ounce of poetry in their soul would have to concede that reaching the moon really was a giant leap for mankind. For the sheer drama, majesty and improbability of it all, it's a story that will be told time and time again. But rarely as well as this'
'Rocket Men is particularly good at unpicking the tangle of motives behind kennedy's decision to send a man to the moon ... A punchy, popular history ... gripping, geekily detailed accounts of what it was like to ride a Saturn V or walk on another planet are interspersed with an equally lively take on the cold war strategising behind the mission'
'A fascinating and definitive history of the race to the moon'
'Rocket Men is particularly good because it tells the story so coherently'
'Rocket Men is an excellent read'
'Refreshingly relevant and readable . . . absorbing'
'Craig Nelson tells the tale in a way that seizes the spirit of the age'
'As good an introduction as any to mankind's greatest adventure'