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The true story, originally published as Rocket Boys, that inspired the Universal Pictures film.

It was 1957, the year Sputnik raced across the Appalachian sky, and the small town of Coalwood, West Virginia, was slowly dying.

Faced with an uncertain future, Homer Hickam nurtured a dream: to send rockets into outer space. The introspective son of the mine's superintendent and a mother determined to get him out of Coalwood forever, Homer fell in with a group of misfits who learned not only how to turn scraps of metal into sophisticated rockets but how to sustain their hope in a town that swallowed its men alive.

As the boys began to light up the tarry skies with their flaming projectiles and dreams of glory, Coalwood, and the Hickams, would never be the same.

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Originally published as "Rocket Boys", this bestseller--based on a true story--follows a group of boys in a small West Virginia town in 1957 as they light up the skies with their flaming rockets and dreams of glory. This edition includes 8 pages of photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780780799981
Author:
Hickam, Homer H.
Publisher:
Perfection Learning
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Aerospace engineers
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Hickam, Homer H.
Subject:
Aerospace engineers -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Edition Description:
Dell
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Dimensions:
6.70x4.20x1.30 in. .50 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Originally published as "Rocket Boys", this bestseller--based on a true story--follows a group of boys in a small West Virginia town in 1957 as they light up the skies with their flaming rockets and dreams of glory. This edition includes 8 pages of photos.
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