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The Right Stuff by  Tom Wolfe - Paperback - First Thus - 1980 - from Eric James and Biblio.co.uk

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The Right Stuff

by Wolfe, Tom

Condition: Very Good +


New York: Bantam Books, 1980. Mass market paperback, 368 pages; one spine crease, but possibly from an overly enthusiastic store browser as book otherwise appears unread, very clean and unmarked throughout. See also our listings for Stephanie Nolen's Promised the Moon : The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race, and for Buzz Aldrin's Return to Earth.. First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good +.

What is it, I wondered, that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan, or Saturn rocket, and wait for someone to light the fuse? I decided on the simplest approach possible. I would ask a few of the astronauts and find out - 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 Right Stuff. It's the quality beyond bravery, beyond courage.


  • Bookseller: Eric James CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 039425
  • Title: The Right Stuff
  • Author: Wolfe, Tom
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good +
  • Edition: First Thus
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 0553138286
  • ISBN 13: 9780553138283
  • Publisher: Bantam Books
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1980
  • Keywords: NONFICTION SPACE EXPLORATION COLONIZATION COLONIES ASTRONOMY ASTRONAUTICS FLIGHT TECHNOLOGY AERONAUTICS PLANES AIRCRAFT AIRPLANES COSMIC PHYSICS SCIENCE ASTROPHYSICS ASTRONOMY ASTRONAUTS NASA AMERICAN NATIONAL AERONAUTICS ADMINISTRATION SPACE PROGRAM B
  • Bookseller catalogs: Science; Transportation; Technology;


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