The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

Book - 2001
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Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny emapthetic powers, that made this book a classic.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2001, c1979.
ISBN: 9780374250331
9780553381351
0553381350
Branch Call Number: 629.1097 WOLFE T
Characteristics: xv, 352 pages ; 23 cm.

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"Wolfe’s account of 'one of the most extraordinary and most secret dramas of the 20th century', became The Right Stuff, his best book in any genre.[...] More sober, more subtle, and more respectful, in The Right Stuff Wolfe dedicates himself to probing the hearts and minds of the first Ameri... Read More »


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kbomber
Mar 15, 2018

This book was awesome. It really gets into the heads of the astronauts, pilots, their wives and families and all those associated with the space program. The detailed accounts of the first american suborbital space flight and first orbital flights were really interesting.

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dnakanis
Jan 07, 2018

One of the worst books I've ever read. Overly verbose descriptions of people, completely arrogant and pompous style of writing. What's there to like about this book? Absolutely nothing. 90% of this book is filler full of gratuitous details to meet a page quota it seems.

PimaLib_WilliamB Jun 29, 2016

I can't say enough good things about this non-fiction account of the original Mercury Seven astronauts in the space race of the late 50s/early 60s. The backstory to Chuck Yeager and flight record breaking in the High Deserts of California segue into the stories of pilots like John Glenn and quirky Gordo Cooper. Tom Wolfe writes very a very excited pace, including lots of !'s at the end of sentences. It's a fun read and rent the DVD, too!

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KellyReader
Feb 15, 2011

What a fantastic book!

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