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October Sky by Homer H. Hickam
Book DescriptionLooking back after a distinguished NASA career that fulfilled his boyhood ambition, Hickam shares the story of his youth, taking readers into the life of the little mining town and the boys who came to embody both its tensions and its dreams. With the help -- and sometimes hindrance -- of the people of Coalwood, the Rocket Boys learn not only how to turn mine scraps into rockets that soar miles into the heavens, but how to find hope in a town that progress is passing by. A uniquely American memoir, "Rocket Boys" is at once an inspiring chronicle of triumph and a luminous story of a mother's love, a father's fears, and a young man's coming of age. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Homer Hickam beautifully captures a moment when a dying town, a divided family, and a band of teenage dreamers dared to look beyond their differences and set their sights on the stars -- and saw a future that the nation was just beginning to imagine.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780440235507
(176mm x 111mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Homer H. Hickam
Rocket Boys, Paperback (November 2015)
Previously published in paperback as October Sky. Three years in the life of Homer 'Sonny' Hickam, from the moment he sees the Sputnik satellite overhead in West Virginia to his successful launch of a prizewinning rocket.
October Sky, Paperback (October 1999)» View all books by Homer H. Hickam
Three years in the life of Homer 'Sonny' Hickam, from the moment he sees the Sputnik satellite overhead in West Virginia to his successful launch of a prizewinning rocket. A nostalgic and lyrical memoir of growing up in rural West Virginia in the 1950s and one boy's dream to rival the Russians in the race for space.
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Author Biography - Homer H. Hickam
Homer H. Hickam, Jr., was born and raised in Coalwood, West Virginia. The author of Torpedo Junction," " a Military History Book of the Month Club selection, as well as numerous articles for such publications as "Smithsonian Air and Space" and "American History Illustrated, " he is a NASA payload training manager for the International Space Program and lives in Huntsville, Alabama.
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