Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

The ebook is available everywhere for $5.99 (before discount) at amazon, or direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit.

The audiobook is also available at all these vendors, and is also free with a 30-day trial membership to Audible.

"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs." --San Antonio Express-News

Carol Burnett & Harvey Korman – The Pail

An evening pause: From the Carol Burnett Show.

Hat tip Phill Oltmann.


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One comment

  • mike shupp

    Snicker! One of the greatest regrets in my life is that I saw (witnessed!) the last Garry Moore show in 1964, went off to college where nightly TV watching just wasn’t possible, and thus missed out watching the Carol Burnett show, even while knowing it existed and had to be extraordinary. Which from everything I’ve seen or heard it was.

    I can’t come up with a real analogy. The best I can do is to suggest I followed John the Baptist every week for almost a decade, and he died for some reason I never understood, and then this Jesus Christ fellow came around and I’ve always heard he was terrific but for somehow what with this and that I never saw one of his shows. Which is about a zillion miles from what really went on in my head, you understand. But!

    I really liked watching Carol Burnet and Harvey Korman act together, I’m trying to say, and I’m greatful to have seen this sketch.

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