Book Discussion on Light This Candle: Alan Shepard

Mr. Thompson talked about his book, Light This Candle: The Life and Times of Alan Shepard, published by Crown. In the book, the… read more

Mr. Thompson talked about his book, Light This Candle: The Life and Times of Alan Shepard, published by Crown. In the book, the author chronicles the life of the first American in space. He made history by traveling into space during a fifteen-minute flight on May 5, 1961. Mr. Thompson attempts to reveal another side of the Navy pilot; beginning with Mr. Shepard’s New Hampshire childhood and including his famous golf game on the moon. Following prepared remarks, the author responded to questions from the audience at the U.S. Naval Academy. close

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Book Discussion on Light This Candle: Alan Shepard

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Jun 19, 2004
Last Aired:
May 6, 2012

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  • Jun 19, 2004 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 18, 2004 | 2:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 07, 2004 | 5:17am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 09, 2008 | 8:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 10, 2008 | 2:07am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 06, 2012 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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