The Right Stuff Wolfe, Tom

The Right Stuff

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A wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's manned space program, from the author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

`What is it' asks Tom Wolfe, `that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle...and wait for someone to light the fuse?' Arrogance? Stupidity? Bravery? Courage? Or, simply, that quality we call 'the right stuff'?

A monument to the men who battled to beat the Russians into space, The Right Stuff is a voyage into the mythology of the American space program, and a dizzying dive into the sweat, fear, beauty and danger of being on the white-hot edge of history in the making.

`Tom Wolfe at his very best... Learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic...The Right Stuff is superb' - New York Times Book Review

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780099479376
BY (AUTHOR) Wolfe, Tom
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : June 11, 2005
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Vintage
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 309 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
History & Archaeology
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
DESCRIPTION : A wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's manned space program, from the author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test`What is it' asks Tom Wolfe, `that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle...and wait for someone to light the fuse?' Arrogance? Stupidity? Bravery? Courage? Or, simply, that quality we call 'the right stuff'?A monument to the men who battled to beat the Russians into space, The Right Stuff is a voyage into the mythology of the American space program, and a dizzying dive into the sweat, fear, beauty and danger of being on the white-hot edge of history in the making.`Tom Wolfe at his very best... Learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic...The Right Stuff is superb' - New York Times Book Review PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780099479376 BY (AUTHOR) Wolfe, Tom PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : June 11, 2005 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Vintage LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm WEIGHT : 309 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Biography, Literature & Literary studies History & Archaeology Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure