In addition to primary sources generated by NASA, I consulted hundreds of books, magazines, newspaper articles, websites, documentaries, films, audio recordings, photographs, and podcasts. I found value in nearly all of them, but I returned to the following time and again for their excellence, clarity, and breadth of information:
Borman, Frank. Countdown: An Autobiography. New York: William Morrow, 1988.
Chaikin, Andrew. A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts. New York: Penguin, 2007.
French, Francis, and Colin Burgess. In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965– 1969. Lincoln and London: Univer-sity of Nebraska Press, 2007.
Kraft, Christopher. Flight: My Life in Mission Control. New York: Dutton, 2001.
Murray, Charles, and Catherine Bly Cox. Apollo: The Race to the Moon. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989.
Siddiqi, Asif. Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union and the Space Race, 1945– 1974. alc Books, 2015.
Woods, W. David. How Apollo Flew to the Moon. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, 2011.
Zimmerman, Robert. Genesis: The Story of Apollo 8. New York: Basic Books, 1998.
Aviation Week & Space Technology (all 1968 issues)
Life (which had exclusive access to the astronauts and their families)
Documentaries and Videos
“Apollo 8 Reunion 2008— An Evening with the Apollo 8 Astronauts” (Annual John H. Glenn Lecture Series)
“Apollo 8 Reunion 2009” Cold War (24- episode television documentary, originally broadcast in the United States on CNN)
Race to the Moon: The Daring Adventure of Apollo 8 (American Experience— PBS / Indigo Studios 2005)
svs.gsfc.nasa.gov//4129 (a brilliant animated explanation of Earthrise, narrated by Andrew Chaikin)