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A week spent in Oxford recently was reason enough to reread one of the best-known children’s books associated with the city, Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
"That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."
Born August 5, 1930, Neil Armstrong has been an aviator, test pilot, and university professor. And, on July 21, 1969, he became the first man to walk on the moon. In the days before the Internet or cable television, people around the world gathered around their sets to watch history being made.
The blockbuster summer film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is making new fans and having the long-time legions of readers thumbing through their beloved collections of the Potter chronicles. Old aficionados and first-year initiates alike may delve deeper into J.K. Rowling and her world with our scintillating sources.
On a hot day in July forty years ago, millions of people were huddled around their radios and television sets waiting for the exciting news: “The Eagle has landed.”
In “Moonshot, The Flight of Apollo 11,” author-illustrator Brian Floca describes Neil Armstrong as “calm as a man who just parked a car” when he radios Houston that he’s landed safely on the moon. Floca captures the mission’s mixture of calm professionalism and high drama in poetic words and watercolors.