The Astronaut Wives Club
As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life... show more
As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night.As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.
Publish date: June 11th 2013
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Loved it. I really wish I had read the book before watching the series.
Much has been written about the astronauts. Movies made, books written, interviews, etc. etc. This is a look at the women who were left behind (sometimes both figuratively and literally) to manage the households, care for the children, deal with the press, etc. while their husbands went off and acco...
Bullet Review:I LOVED THIS SO BAD!What I hated: how short it was and how much it skipped over. I realize that this is probably from interviews done many years after the events, but I felt many missions (such as the infamous Apollo 13) were glosses over.What I loved: everything else! It's all about t...
Five Thoughts1. More of a general overview than a in-depth look.2. These wives never really get any individuality but rather ended up group by mission names.3. Glosses over the pressures of the perfect life, the affairs, and the problems. 4. Enjoyed this as an overview but you'll need another book f...
Twee, insubstantial and obviously trying to cash in on the 'Women of Mad Men' phenomena, while totally missing the point of the strong, empowered characters slowly making a stand who feature in that show.What we have here reads, (or in my case sounds) like a Woman's Weekly/Reader's Digest 'Guide to ...