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The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Tom Wolfe
ISBN 13: 9780312427566
ISBN 10: 312427565
Edition: 2
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2008-03-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $18.00

The Right Stuff is Tom Wolfe's deft account of a cast of heroes, introduced to America with the explosion of space exploration in the romantic heyday of the 20th century and encapsulated in Neal Armstong's "one giant step for mankind." Beginning with the first experiments with manned space flight in the 1940s, remembering the feats of Chuck Yeager and the breaking of the sound barrier, and focusing in on the brave pilots of the Mercury Project, Wolfe's ability to marry historical fact with dramatic intensity is nowhere more evident than in The Right Stuff.

Chicago Tribune

It’s magic ... the best book I have read in the last ten years.