The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

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Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny emapthetic powers, that made this book a classic.


About Tom Wolfe

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Tom Wolfe is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. He lives in New York City.
Published May 16, 2004 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 369 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, War, Science & Math, History, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Wolfe depicts the intensely competitive culture of the astronauts who raced against the Russians to put the first man in space.

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Pete Conrad, Wally Schirra, John Glenn and the others—plus 1940s test pilot Chuck Yeager, who has more of the right stuff than anyone—are celebrated with lively reverence.

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Scott Glenn as Alan Shepard, Ed Harris as John Glenn, Dennis Quaid as Gordon Cooper and Fred Ward as Gus Grissom portray the roles Kaufman has written in a natural, convincing style.

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London Review of Books

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The grisliest down-home alligator-poaching crackers manning the gasoline pumps on Route AIA would say to the tourists, as the No-Knock flowed, “Well, that Atlas ve-hicle’s given us more fits than a June bug on a porch bulb, but we got real confidence in that Redstone, and I think we’re gonna make...

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