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 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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