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Right Stuff
By Tom Wolfe

The Right Stuff

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Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

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What is it, I wondered, that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan, or Saturn rocket, and wait for someone to light the fuse? I decided on the simplest approach possible. I would ask a few of the astronauts and find out - 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 Right Stuff". It's the quality beyond bravery, beyond courage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099479376
ISBN-10: 0099479370
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 28mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 11-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe is the author of more than a dozen books, among them The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Yale. He lives in New York City.

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