From the Earth to the Moon

From the Earth to the Moon

Large Print - 2000
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When the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves lacking any urgent assignments at the close of the Civil War, their president, Impey Barbicane, proposes that they build a gun big enough to launch a rocket to the moon. But when Barbicane's adversary places a huge wager that the project will fail and a daring volunteer elevates the mission to a manned flight, one man's dream turns into an international space race. This story of rip-roaring action, humor, and wild imagination is uncanny in its accuracy, and filled with authentic detail and startling immediacy.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall & Co., 2000.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9780783890753
0783890753
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 245 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bair, Lowell

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ratscabies Jul 27, 2012

Now when an American has an idea, he directly seeks a second
American to share it. If there be three, they elect a president
and two secretaries. Given four, they name a keeper of records,
and the office is ready for work; five, they convene a general
meeting, and the club is fully constituted.

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