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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journey. by  Michael; Foreword by Charles A. Lindbergh Collins - Signed First Edition - 1974 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 122544)

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journey.

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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journey.

by Collins, Michael; Foreword by Charles A. Lindbergh

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New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1974. First edition of one of the finest memoirs of space travel. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Al Regan with all good wishes- Michael Collins." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert T. McCall. Foreword by Charles A. Lindbergh. Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys was in 1974, and it is an autobiographical account by the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 astronaut. Collins writes his own work and does not hire ghost writers, explaining that "[n]o matter how good the ghost, I am convinced that a book loses realism when an interpreter stands between the storyteller and his audience" (Collins, 2001). Indeed, Collins writing has been called "the best-written book yet by any of the astronauts" by Time magazine. The New York Times Book Review said, "No other person who has flown in space has captured the experience so vividly.


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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journey.
Collins, Michael; Foreword by Charles A. Lindbergh
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Farrar Straus and Giroux
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New York
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Carrying the fire first edition, Michael Collins Autograph Signed, Michael Collins First Edition
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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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