The Right Stuff

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) 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 empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.

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  • Author : Tom Wolfe
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 448 pages
  • ISBN : 1429961325
  • Rating : 4/5 from 46 reviews
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The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
  • Author : Tom Wolfe
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 04 March 2008
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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) 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

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
  • Author : Tom Wolfe
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 11 June 2018
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A wonderful novel and perfect book club choice, The Right Stuff is a wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's early space programme. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY US ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY 'What is it,' asks Tom Wolfe, 'that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle...and wait for someone to light the fuse?' Arrogance? Stupidity? Courage? Or, simply, that quality we call 'the right stuff'? A monument to the men who battled

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
  • Author : Tom Wolfe
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 23 May 2022
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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. 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

Fate is the Hunter

Fate is the Hunter
  • Author : Ernest K. Gann
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 02 July 1986
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Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew when flying was anything but routine.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
  • Author : Tom Charity
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 25 July 2019
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This study places 'The Right Stuff' in the historical context of the political history of the Space Race. It explores director Philip Kaufman's subversive adventurism, his mastery of cinematic form, and the way in which the film combines the mythology of the Western with counter-cultural concerns.

All the Right Stuff

All the Right Stuff
  • Author : Walter Dean Myers
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 24 April 2012
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New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers tackles the social contract from a teen’s perspective in his novel All the Right Stuff. In one of his most thought-provoking novels to date, Myers weaves together political philosophy, basketball, and making soup in Harlem, with the depth that defines his writing career. After his father is shot and killed, Paul Dupree finds a summer job at a Harlem soup kitchen. Elijah, the soup man, questions Paul about tough life choices,

The Right-and Wrong-Stuff

The Right-and Wrong-Stuff
  • Author : Carter Cast
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release : 09 January 2018
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"Warning: Your career might be in danger of going off the rails. You probably have blind spots that are leaving you closer to the edge than you realize. Fortunately, Carter Cast has the solution. In this smart, engaging book he shows you how to avoid career derailment by becoming more self-aware, more agile, and more effective. This is the book you wish you had twenty years ago, which is why you should read it now." -- Daniel H. Pink, New

Left Brain, Right Stuff

Left Brain, Right Stuff
  • Author : Phil Rosenzweig
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 06 February 2014
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Dozens of books have been published recently on the errors and biases that affect our judgments and choices. Drawing on cognitive science, their lessons are excellent for many kinds of decisions - consumer choice and financial investments, for example - but stop short of addressing many of the most important decisions we face in management, where we can actively influence outcomes and where competitive forces mean we have to outperform rivals. As Phil Rosenzweig shows, drawing on examples from business,

NASA's First Space Shuttle Astronaut Selection

NASA's First Space Shuttle Astronaut Selection
  • Author : David Shayler,Colin Burgess
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 23 May 2022
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Unofficially they called themselves the TFNG, or the Thirty-Five New Guys. Officially, they were NASAs Group 8 astronauts, selected in January 1978 to train for orbital missions aboard the Space Shuttle. Prior to this time only pilots or scientists trained as pilots had been assigned to fly on Americas spacecraft, but with the advent of the innovative winged spacecraft the door was finally opened to non-pilots, including women and minorities. In all, 15 of those selected were categorised as Pilot Astronauts, while the

Delivering the Right Stuff: How the AirlinesÕ Evolution in Human Factors Delivered Safety and Operational Excellence

Delivering the Right Stuff: How the AirlinesÕ Evolution in Human Factors Delivered Safety and Operational Excellence
  • Author : Andrew J. Dingee
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 01 July 2018
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Tom Wolfe's 1979's novel, The Right Stuff, highlighted how seven test pilots were picked to be part of the Mercury Project. In Wolfe's book, he documents the enormous risk that these men took to push the envelope and deliver America to be the first on the moon. These men were chosen because of their mental and physical toughness-they were chosen because they had "the right stuff." As the space and aviation industries matured, they quickly learned that relying on men

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
  • Author : Lori Wilde
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 01 April 2009
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Subject: Dr. Daniel Corben, Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps Current status: Distracted by sexy, willing female! Mission: Babysit visiting VIP to secure promotion Obstacle: Taylor Milton. Gorgeous. Captivating. His ex! When it's revealed to Daniel that Taylor Milton, whom he nearly proposed to after graduation, is his high-level visitor, he knows he's in trouble. Taylor's a flamboyant risk taker, where he's a cautious realist--it was the reason for their breakup! Now, reunited, something else hasn't changed...their combustible sexual chemistry. In

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
  • Author : Ian Hay
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Release : 01 December 2016
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Though he comes from a humble Scottish family of farmers, Robert Fordyce has his ambitions set high. He lands a prominent political post in London and tries his hardest to blend in among the British upper crust. Gradually, Robert forms a tight bond with his boss' quirky but kind family, and that relationship helps put him at ease.

Movies Are Prayers

Movies Are Prayers
  • Author : Josh Larsen
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 13 June 2017
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Movies do more than tell a good story. Filmspotting co-host Josh Larsen brings a critic's unique perspective to how movies can act as prayers—expressing lament, praise, joy, confession, and more. When words fail, the perfect film might be just what you need to jump-start your conversations with the Almighty.