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Aircraft makes him the book's guiding spirit Yet soon the focus shifts to the seven initial astronauts Wolfe traces Alan Shepard's suborbital flight and Gus Grissom's embarrassing panic on the high seas making the controversial claim that Grissom flooded his Liberty capsule by blowing the escape hatch too soon The author also produces an admiring portrait of John Glenn's apple pie heroism and selfless dedication By the time Wolfe concludes with a return to Yeager and his late career exploits the narrative's epic proportions and literary merits are secure Certainly The Right Stuff is the best the funniest and the most vivid book ever written about America's manned space program Patrick O'Kelley. A uite good read but not really what I would expect from Wolfe The tone is very informal and the narrative almost unstructured conversational Th Encounters with Rauschenberg uite good read but not really what I would expect from Wolfe The tone is very informal and the narrative almost Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries unstructured conversational Th

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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. I ve probably read over a thousand books I just earned my MA in History and am a writer who s headed to UC Berkeley in the fall and The Right St

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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. Treasure of the Rubbermaids 24 Rocket Men The on going discoveries of priceless books and comics found in a stack of Rubbermaid containers previ Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries 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. Treasure of the Rubbermaids 24 Rocket Men The on going discoveries of priceless books and comics found in a stack of Rubbermaid containers previ


10 thoughts on “The Right Stuff

  1. says:

    This would have been a superb book but for Wolfe's puzzling decision to libel astronaut Gus Grissom Sadly between the book and its movie adaptation Wolfe's distortions are probably all that most people know about Grissom assuming of course that they remember any astronaut other than Neil Armstrong in the first placeGrissom was one of the orig

  2. says:

    Updated May 15 2018 RIP Tom Wolfe reading this book was such an eye opener You were a true original I'll never forget the pure pleas

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    Treasure of the Rubbermaids 24 Rocket Men The on going discoveries of priceless books and comics found in a stack of Rubbermaid containers previously stored and forgotten at my parent’s house and untouched for almost 20 years Thanks to my father dumping them back on me I now spend my spare time unearthing lost treasures from their plastic depthsIf you a 21st century person ever sees one of the old Mercury s

  4. says:

    Good GRIEF somebody please remind me about this the next time I think I will read a Tom Wolfe book I seem to read one about every 15 years and i

  5. says:

    Back when I was a kid I watched The Right Stuff And while that really dates me it also sparked my fascination with the OTHER side of the science fiction coin You know REALITY and the real men and women doing real scienceAnd even if I'm not fanatical about learning science I've never stopped learning and I don't want to Sure I may be doing it only to give my own writing much verve but understanding reality has been an

  6. says:

    I've probably read over a thousand books I just earned my MA in History and am a writer who's headed to UC Berkeley in the fall and The Right Stuff along with the Electric Kool Aid Acid Test are in my top 10 Exhilarating uncanny and

  7. says:

    Catch up Review 2 of 4So this was a buddy read among the pantsless in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing U

  8. says:

    Tom Wolfe's big and beautiful nonfiction romp makes for an absolutely A audiobook listen While listening to Dennis uaid's narration I felt as if a gruff stranger had sat beside me at a bar bought me a pint and started in on some conspiratorial you're not gonna believe it storytelling There's definitely an air of the old guard letting you in on the secrets of their exalted reign and it is a hell of a fun bit of storytelling Wolfe somehow

  9. says:

    A uite good read but not really what I would expect from Wolfe The tone is very informal and the narrative almost unstructured conversational This makes the first third a bit slow and drawn out as we're repeatedly hammered by the problem with the start of the Mercury program being that the pilot cum astronauts would not be reuired or even able to use their flying skills The race with Russia was full on from the start and the feats being a

  10. says:

    No better book has been written about flying or the space race Tom Wolfe has what it takes the bubbling enthusi

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