For All Humankind:
The Untold Stories of How the Moon Landing Inspired the World
Mango Publishing, 2020, 200 pp., Hardcover. $19.95. www.mango.bz
The plaque they left behind reads, “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” But was the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission really a global endeavor? How did people outside the United States view these “rocket men”? Against the political backdrop of the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, was it, indeed, “For all mankind”? Dr. Tanya Harrison and Dr. Danny Bednar talked to individuals from a variety of locations outside the United States to see how this event touched the lives of people across the world. These previously untold stories reveal the impact of the Moon landings around the globe, and what having a “man on the Moon” meant to the international community. In this book, readers will find interviews with eight non-Americans to get their perspectives, be inspired by their memories of the event, and learn more about one of the most historic events in human history.