The Right Stuff

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Tom Wolfe's THE RIGHT STUFF is a modern American classic - the riveting story behind the selectio nof the original seven NASA astronauts, and, introducing the world at large, to the special qualities and temperament of the high-altitude test pilot. 352p.

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Wolfe's 1979 volume chronicled the handful of adrenaline-junkie military test pilots who became the Mercury astronauts. Their story is juxtaposed against that of Chuck Yeager, the ace of aces pilot who broke the sound barrier but couldn't apply to the space program because he lacked a college degree. Wolfe also provides insight into the political motivations for the space race and the paranoia of the Cold War. A terrific read from beginning to end, and, unlike Bonfire above, the film version is fabulous (make sure to have it in your DVD collection).

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