Chad Kohalyk's Reviews > Failure is not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

Failure is not an Option by Gene Kranz
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really liked it
bookshelves: audio, space

A great first-person narrative of the Mercury, Gemeni and Apollo missions. Really provides some context, and boy is it motivating (in the sense that it makes me self-conscious about my life's accomplishments)! Some good leadership lessons in here. My only criticism of the book is the lack of criticism. This is generally a positive book: Kranz gives endless accolades (I am sure everyone deserves it) and it is pretty rah rah America. There isn't much room for a critical teardown of the missions. This is meant to be a more of a good-ole-boy, stars-and-stripes, slap-on-the-back, god-fearing, short-haired man's tour of the early space program. Mission accomplished.
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October 3, 2015 – Started Reading
October 3, 2015 – Shelved
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October 21, 2015 – Finished Reading

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