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    DescriptionFrom "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")

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    The Right Stuff
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Wolfe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312427566
    ISBN 10: 0312427565

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    DC21: 629.10973
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    B&T Approval Code: P26109398
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    LC classification: TL789.8.U5 W64 2008
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    Edition statement
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    04 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Tom Wolfe is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as" The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," and "I Am Charlotte Simmons." He lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "Technically accurate, learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic . . . "The Right Stuff "is superb.""--The New York Times Book Review""One of the most romantic and thrilling books ever written about men who put themselves in peril.""--The Boston Globe""An exhilarating flight into fear, love, beauty, and fiery death . . . Magnificent."--"People""Absolutely first class . . . Improbable as some of Wolfe's tales seem, I know he's telling it like it was.""--The Washington Post Book World""Crammed with inside poop and racy incident . . . fast cars, booze, astro groupies, the envies and injuries of the military caste system . . . Wolfe lays it all out in brilliantly staged Op Lit scenes."--"Time""Splendid . . . It shows our propensity to manufacture heroes, and, just as quickly, to forget them; it shows how a scientific program was exploited for political advantage; it provides a revealing character study of seven exceptional Americans."--"The Saturday Review"
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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.