The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

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by Tom Wolfe
     
 

The Right Stuff is Tom Wolfe's deft account of a cast of heroes, introduced to America with the explosion of space exploration in the romantic heyday of the 20th century and encapsulated in Neal Armstong's "one giant step for mankind." Beginning with the first experiments with manned space flight in the 1940s, remembering the feats of Chuck Yeager and theSee more details below

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The Right Stuff is Tom Wolfe's deft account of a cast of heroes, introduced to America with the explosion of space exploration in the romantic heyday of the 20th century and encapsulated in Neal Armstong's "one giant step for mankind." Beginning with the first experiments with manned space flight in the 1940s, remembering the feats of Chuck Yeager and the breaking of the sound barrier, and focusing in on the brave pilots of the Mercury Project, Wolfe's ability to marry historical fact with dramatic intensity is nowhere more evident than in The Right Stuff.

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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