The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

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by Tom Wolfe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0553381350

ISBN-13: 9780553381351

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Bantam Books

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

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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. 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.

"TOM WOLFE AT HIS BEST."


--The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553381351
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Title Page,
FOREWORD,
I. - The Angels,
II. - The Right Stuff,
III. - Yeager,
IV. - The Lab Rat,
V. - In Single Combat,
VI. - On the Balcony,
VII. - The Cape,
VIII. - The Thrones,
IX. - The Vote,
X. - Righteous Prayer,
XI. - The Unscrewable Pooch,
XII. - The Tears,
XIII. - The Operational Stuff,
XIV. - The Club,
XV. - The High Desert,
Epilogue,
Also by Tom Wolfe,
AUTHOR'S NOTE,

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The Right Stuff 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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If you loved the movie, you will love this book. Ten times as good as the movie, the book goes faster, farther, pushes the envelope farther than any other book of its kind....this is The Right Stuff
Guest More than 1 year ago
A terrific book (the best by Tom Wolfe to my opinion). A must read to understand the emphasis on **manned** flights choosen from the very beginning of the US space program, with consequences that reach up to the present shuttle program (including the recent tragedy).