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Carrying the fire an astronaut"s journeys by Collins, Michael

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Collins, Michael, 1930-,
  • Project Apollo (U.S.),
  • Apollo 11 (Spacecraft),
  • Astronauts -- United States -- Biography

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Edition Notes

StatementWith a foreword by Charles A. Lindbergh.
LC ClassificationsTL789.85.C64 A33 1974
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 478 p. :
Number of Pages478
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5046766M
ISBN 100374119171
LC Control Number74007211

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