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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 - 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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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Book : 2008-03-04
Download Book : 448 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1429961325


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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 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

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Random House
Release Book : 2018-06-11
Download Book : 448 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781448181971


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Enhanced by hundreds of period photographs, presents an illustrated edition of the classic portrait of America's early space program and its first astronauts.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
Release Book : 2004
Download Book : 265 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1579124585


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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, even though Paul would rather be playing basketball. Over the summer, Paul begins to understand the importance of taking control of your life. All the Right Stuff includes a Q&A between Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman, coauthor of Kick.

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Genre Book : Young Adult Fiction
Author Book : Walter Dean Myers
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Book : 2012-04-24
Download Book : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780062114280


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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, sports and politics, this sort of decision-making relies on mastering two very different abilities. First, the analytical problem-solving skills associated with the brain's left hemisphere; and second, what Tom Wolfe called 'the Right Stuff': the ability to take calculated risks. Bringing fresh and often surprising insights to topics including confidence and overconfidence, the uses and limits of decision models, leadership and authenticity, expert performance and deliberate practice, competitive bidding and new venture management, Left Brain, Right Stuff, the myth-busting follow-up to The Halo Effect, explains how to perform when making even the most difficult decisions.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Phil Rosenzweig
Publisher : Profile Books
Release Book : 2014-02-06
Download Book : 435 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781847659736


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The first detailed examination of the role of psychology and the behavioral sciences in space exploration.

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Genre Book : Psychology
Author Book : Patricia A. Santy
Publisher : Praeger Pub Text
Release Book : 1994
Download Book : 324 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015031820908


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space program and the rise of the women's movement in America.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Margaret A. Weitekamp
Publisher : JHU Press
Release Book : 2005-12-09
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0801883946


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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.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Ernest K. Gann
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 1986-07-02
Download Book : 390 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780671636036


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Journalist Tom Charity places THE RIGHT STUFF, the story of America's first attempts at the conquest of space, in its historical perspective, outlining the political context of the space race, the author's original take on the material, and the fiercely conflicting ambitions for the film of director Philip Kaufman and original screenwriter William Goldman. Illustrated.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Tom Charity
Publisher : British Film Institute
Release Book : 1997-09-26
Download Book : 95 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015040572532


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Author Book : David J. Shayler
Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN-10 : 9783030457426