Aldrin, Edwin, Warga, Wayne, Return to Earth. New York: Random House, 1973. Illustrated. Signed and inscribed. 8vo, original cloth boards and dust jacket.
Presented is an original first edition copy of Buzz Aldrin's autobiography Return to Earth. The book has been signed and inscribed reading "To Bob Russo, Many thanks & best wishes, Buzz Aldrin. Calif 500 8-31-80". Aldrin wrote the book in conjuncture with Wayne Warga.
Buzz Aldrin’s autobiography serves as a look into the first manned lunar landing and his life afterwards. Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon in the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. His memoir offers a frank account of that historic mission itself as well as a look into the problems he faced when dealing with fame. He explains the toughest struggles he faced after his journey home; while the world celebrated the moon landing, his fame came with a darker side including a broken marriage, depression, and alcoholism. This remarkable autobiography gives the public a more personal understanding of the Apollo missions and space exploration, as well as the toll it took on the people involved.
First edition copy in very good condition. Light sun fading to boards. Complete with original dust jacket. Signature and inscription are clear and legible in dark ink. Complete with a custom made slipcase with a photo of Aldrin on front.
Dimensions: 9" H x 6" W x 2" D (with slipcase)