The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

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Book - 2004
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First published in 1979 to extraordinary acclaim, Tom Wolfe's landmark work became an instant bestseller, going on to sell more than 2.5 million copies. It is a true story that is as exciting as the best fiction--the tale of American heroes Yeager, Conrad, Grissom, and Glenn--men who were willing to put their lives on the line in pursuit of the final frontier.

With stunning accuracy and captivating prose, Wolfe recounts the details of the lives of these men, their families, and of NASA's Project Mercury program. The result is a vivid history that could only be enhanced by actual historic photographs.

The Right Stuff Illustrated includes hundreds of photographs and reproductions of documents and memorabilia pertaining to the Project Mercury program, the current events surrounding the program, and the political climate that led up to the missions in the early 1960's. It's the perfect gift book for lovers of history and the space program, as well as the millions of fans of The Right Stuff.
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co., c2004
ISBN: 9781579124588
1579124585
Branch Call Number: 629.4 W832r
Characteristics: 265 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm

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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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