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The Right Stuff - Tom Wolfe
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) 
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) 
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312427566 (0312427565)
ASIN: 312427565
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 The Right Stuff
You might have seen the film based on this book, which I loved, but I think I loved the book--a very different creature--even more. I should say up front I'm a big fan of space exploration, the kind of person who has read a bookshelf worth of stuff by and about astronauts, flight controllers, the en...
The Book-Addled Brain
The Book-Addled Brain rated it
4.0 The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff - Tom Wolfe I wouldn't last one minute as a 1960's test pilot/astronaut, or as the wife of one. The right stuff? I don't have it.
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
5.0 The Right Stuff
Excellent peak "behind the scenes."
DP9
DP9 rated it
A very readable account of the Mercury program and related events. I really enjoyed Tom Wolfe's style - it has a sort of immediacy to it that is very engaging. I particularly enjoyed the quite unexpected Pete Conrad thread through the narrative. As I read I did wonder how on earth a film could possi...
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
Truly a classic.
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