Alan Shepard was the brashest, cockiest, and most flamboyant of
America’s original Mercury Seven, but he was also regarded as the
best. Intense, colorful, and dramatic, he was among the most
private of America’s public figures and, until his death in 1998,
he guarded the story of his life zealously.
Light This Candle, based on Neal Thompson’s exclusive access
to private papers and interviews with Shepard’s family and closest... more...