The Right Stuff - Vintage Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

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 to beat the Russians into space, The Right Stuff is a voyage into the mythology of the American space programme, and a dizzying dive into the sweat, fear, beauty and danger of being on the white-hot edge of history in the making.

'Tom Wolfe at his very best… Learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic...The Right Stuff is superb' New York Times Book Review

Book information

ISBN: 9781784873714
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 629.40973
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxiii, 414
Weight: 314g
Height: 132mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 28mm