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Florida Historical Quarterly

“Recounts the decision to launch Challenger, the investigation of the accident, and the return of the shuttle to space flight. McDonald’s book is, like the shuttle itself, a massive, complex, and fascinating work.”

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A Popular Mechanics Best Book of 2009

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Selected for Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award

Truth, Lies, and O-rings has been selected by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics to receive the 2011 Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award for the best original contribution to the field of aeronautical or astronautical historical non-fiction literature published in the last five years dealing with the science, technology, and/or impact of aeronautics and astronautics on society.

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Truth, Lies, and O-rings finalist for 2009 Emme Astronautical Literature Award

Truth, Lies, and O-rings has been chosen by the American Astronautical Society as a finalist for the 2009 Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award

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NOTICE:

Teaching faculty interested in McDonald’s book for classroom use should contact the University Press of Florida at www.upf.com/examcopies.asp for important discounts and examination copies.  Corporations, government, and professional organizations interested in using the book for educational purposes should contact Dennis Lloyd, Director of Sales and Marketing at the University Press of Florida (dl@upf.com) for significant discounts on multiple book purchases. […]

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Submitted for consideration for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.

Truth, Lies, and O-rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster has been nominated for several book awards and was one of the entries submitted for consideration for the prestigious 2010 Pulitzer Prize.

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University of Alabama-Huntsville Makes Truth, Lies, and O-rings Required Reading

Truth, Lies, and O-rings becomes required reading for University of Alabama-Huntsville Propulsion Research Center in the College of Engineering.

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University of Utah Makes Truth, Lies, and O-rings Required Reading

Truth, Lies, and O-rings becomes required reading for University of Utah’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering.

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