Book Review: Magnificent Desolation by Buzz Aldrin

About: Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon by Buzz Aldrin is an autobiography by the famous astronaut. I read this book about a year ago, but it seems fitting to publish the post today, the 43rd anniversary of the moon landing. My rating for Magnificent Desolation – 4 Buy this book in paper or electronic format More Books by Buzz Aldrin Thoughts: Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon by Buzz Aldrin (website) is a very interesting book. To be honest, I only bought it as an excuse to meet Mr. Aldrin, but I’m glad I did. For most of us, whether we want to admit it or not, the highlight of our lives, the event which we define ourselves, the successful summit to the Mt. Olympus of our existence, happened before we were 25. For an aerospace engineer with an inquisitive and fertile mind it seemed a disappointment that it happened at age 39. I think the book could use a bit of re-writing by a “commoner”. It’s almost insulting to read that Dr. Aldrin and his lovely wife say they had no income in one paragraph, yet they travel the globe, take ski vacations, go diving around the…

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