Author Robert Kurson, bestselling author of Shadow Divers, will discuss his latest book, Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon. Rocket Men tells the story of NASA’s most audacious mission and the astronauts who risked everything to make it possible.
Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School, and practicing real estate law. His professional writing career began at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a data entry clerk and soon gained a full-time features writing job. He moved from the Sun-Times to Chicago Magazine, then to Esquire, where he won a National Magazine Award. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers, the 2005 American Booksellers Association’s nonfiction Book Sense Book of the Year; Crashing Through, based on Kurson’s 2006 National Magazine Award–winning profile in Esquire of the blind speed skier, CIA analyst, and entrepreneur Mike May; and Pirate Hunters.
Copies of Rocket Men will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free program online at hudsonlibrary.org or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.