The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

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What is it, that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle and wait for someone to light the fuse? Ask a few of the astronauts and find out. They had it. The first Americans in space, battling the Russians for control of the heavens, putting their lives on the line. This book is about the quality beyond bravery, beyond courage.

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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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SKU GOR001292910
Title The Right Stuff
Author By (author) Tom Wolfe
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 0099479370
ISBN 13 9780099479376
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001292910
Title The Right Stuff
Author By (author) Tom Wolfe
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 0099479370
ISBN 13 9780099479376
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No