The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

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From "America's nerviest journalist" ( Newsweek )--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" ( The New York Times Book Review )

Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.

Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Copyright Date: ©1979
ISBN: 9781429961325
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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dnakanis
Jan 07, 2018

One of the worst books I've ever read. Overly verbose descriptions of people, completely arrogant and pompous style of writing. What's there to like about this book? Absolutely nothing. 90% of this book is filler full of gratuitous details to meet a page quota it seems.

PimaLib_WilliamB Jun 29, 2016

I can't say enough good things about this non-fiction account of the original Mercury Seven astronauts in the space race of the late 50s/early 60s. The backstory to Chuck Yeager and flight record breaking in the High Deserts of California segue into the stories of pilots like John Glenn and quirky Gordo Cooper. Tom Wolfe writes very a very excited pace, including lots of !'s at the end of sentences. It's a fun read and rent the DVD, too!

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KellyReader
Feb 15, 2011

What a fantastic book!

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