The Right Stuff

Category: Book
By (author): Wolfe, Tom
Subject:  LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Picador
Published: March 2008
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.32in x 5.49in x 1.10in
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From The Publisher*From America's nerviest journalist" ( Newsweek ) - a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" ( The New York Times Book Review )   "
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ôTechnically accurate, learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic . . . The Right Stuff is superb.ö

- The New York Times Book Review   ôRomantic and thrilling . . . One of the most romantic and thrilling books ever written about men who put themselves in peril.ö

- The Boston Globe   ôAn exhilarating flight into fear, love, beauty, and fiery death . . . Magnificent.ö

- People   ôAbsolutely first class . . . Improbable as some of WolfeÆs tales seem, I know heÆs telling it like it was.ö

- The Washington Post Book World   ôCrammed with inside poop and racy incident . . . fast cars, booze, astro groupies, the envies and injuries of the military caste system . . . Wolfe lays it all out in brilliantly staged Op Lit scenes.ö

- Time   ôSplendid . . . It shows our propensity to manufacture heroes, and, just as quickly, to forget them; it shows how a scientific program was exploited for political advantage; it provides a revealing character study of seven exceptional Americans.ö

- The Saturday Review

Biographical NoteTom Wolfe is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. He lives in New York City.