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The Right Stuff - Tom Wolfe
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Tom Wolfe began The Right Stuff at a time when it was unfashionable to contemplate American heroism. Nixon had left the White House in disgrace, the nation was reeling from the catastrophe of Vietnam, and in 1979--the year the book appeared--Americans were being held hostage by Iranian militants. Yet it was exactly the anachronistic courage of his subjects that captivated Wolfe. In his foreword, he notes that as late as 1970, almost one in four career Navy pilots died in accidents. "The Right Stuff," he explains, "became a story of why men were willing--willing?--delighted!--to take on such odds in this, an era literary people had long since characterized as the age of the anti-hero." Wolfe's roots in New Journalism were intertwined with the nonfiction novel that Truman Capote had pioneered with In Cold Blood. As Capote did, Wolfe tells his story from a limited omniscient perspective, dropping into the lives of his "characters" as each in turn becomes a major player in the space program. After an opening chapter on the terror of being a test pilot's wife, the story cuts back to the late 1940s, when Americans were first attempting to break the sound barrier. Test pilots, we discover, are people who live fast lives with dangerous machines, not all of them airborne. Chuck Yeager was certainly among the fastest, and his determination to push through Mach 1--a feat that some had predicted would cause the destruction of any aircraft--makes him th 20th century,aeronautical engineering,aeronautics and astronautics,americas,astronomy and space science,engineering,genre fiction,historical fiction,history,history and philosophy Astronomy & Space Science, Bantam Books

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[EAN: 9780553255966], [PU: N . Y.: Bantam, 1983, N . Y.], NON FICTION COVER ART, Biography & Autobiography|Science & Technology, Technology|Aeronautics & Astronautics, Paper. No Jacket. Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.Reading copy rated from good to very fine Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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Right Stuff, The
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Wolfe, Tom

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Right Stuff, The

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780553255966
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0553255967
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Publishing year: 1983
Publisher: Bantam

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ISBN/EAN: 9780553255966

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