Irwin, James B., Emerson Jr., William A., To Rule the Night: The Discovery Voyage of Astronaut Jim Irwin. New York: A.J. Holman Company, 1973. Second Printing, Signed and Inscribed. Original dust jacket.
Presented is a copy of James Irwin's To Rule the Night from 1973. The book has been signed by Jim Irwin and inscribed: "To Keith Kirkaldy My Best Wishes Jim Irwin."
The book tells the story of the lunar landing, life, and legacy of Apollo 15's Lunar Module pilot, James Benson "Jim" Irwin (1930 – 1991). Irwin was an American astronaut, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and United States Air Force pilot. He served in the Apollo 15 mission which was the fourth human landing on the Moon. In To Rule the Night, Irwin relays his own personal experience with the Apollo mission, as well as his life leading up to that point. It is an in depth and personal look at the space expedition from Irwin's point of view.
Book is in overall very good condition considering age and use. Second printing, signed and inscribed by Irwin on the title page in dark ink.