The History of the Telescope, by Henry C. King, 2003
The Telescope: Its History, Technology, and Future, by Geoff Andersen, 2007
Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope, by Fred Watson, 2005
Seeing and Believing: How the Telescope Opened Our Eyes and Minds to the Heavens, by Richard Panek, 1999
The Earth Moves: Galileo and the Roman Inquisition, by Dan Hofstadter, 2009
The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It, by Robert Zimmerman, 2008
(Excerpted in StarDate magazine, May/June 2009)
Hubble: Imaging Space and Time, by David Devorkin and Robert Smith, 2007
Infinite Worlds: An Illustrated Voyage to Planets beyond Our Sun, by Ray Villard and Lynette R. Cook, 2007
The Quest For Alien Planets: Exploring Worlds Outside The Solar System, by Paul Halpern, 2003
The Crowded Universe: The Search for Living Planets, by Alan Boss, 2009.
This book covers the history of searches for extrasolar planets and explains plans for future missions. It includes information on Gamma Cephei and some of the work of Fritz Benedict and his colleagues.