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When the future began...

The men had it. Yeager. Conrad. Grissom. Glenn. Heroes ... the first Americans in space ... battling the Russians for control of the heavens ... putting their lives on the line.

The women had it. While Mr. Wonderful was aloft, it tore your heart out that the Hero's Wife, down on the ground, had to perform with the whole world watching ... the TV Press Conference: "What's in your heart? Do you feel with him while he's in orbit?"

The Right Stuff. It's the quality beyond bravery, beyond courage. It's men like Chuck Yeager, the greatest test pilot of all and the fastest man on earth. Pete Conrad, who almost laughed himself out of the running. Gus Grissom, who almost lost it when his capsule sank. John Glenn, the only space traveler whose apple-pie image wasn't a lie.

About the Author

Tom Wolfe is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, and The Bonfire of the Vanities. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Yale. He lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9780553381351
Author:
Wolfe, Tom
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Astronauts
Subject:
Astronautics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
046
Publication Date:
20011030
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6.03 x .99 in .86 lb

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