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Book Title: The Right Stuff|
Date of issue: November 1980
ISBN 13: 9780553138283
The author of the book: Tom Wolfe
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 646 KB
Edition: Bantam Books
Read full description of the books The Right Stuff:THE MEN HAD IT! America's heroes...the first flyguys in space...battling the Russians for control of the heavens! Putting their lives on the line day after day!
THE WOMEN HAD IT! While Mr. Wonderful was aloft, it truly lacerated one's heart that the Hero's Wife, down on the ground, had to perform with the whole world watching...The TV Press Conference! "What is in your heart? Do you feel with him while he's in orbit?"
It's a quality beyond macho. Beyond bravery. Cool courage! It's men like Chuck Yeager, fastest man on earth; Pete Conrad who laughed himself out of the running; Gus Grissom who almost lost it when his capsule sank...And John Glenn, the only space traveler whose apple-pie image wasn't a lie.
Read information about the authorWolfe was educated at Washington and Lee Universities and also at Yale, where he received a PhD in American studies.
Tom Wolfe spent his early days as a Washington Post beat reporter, where his free-association, onomatopoetic style would later become the trademark of New Journalism. In books such as The Electric Koolaid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, and The Bonfire of the Vanities, Wolfe delves into the inner workings of the mind, writing about the unconscious decisions people make in their lives. His attention to eccentricities of human behavior and language and to questions of social status are considered unparalleled in the American literary canon.
He is one of the founders of the New Journalism movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
Tom Wolfe is also famous for coining and defining the term fiction-absolute .
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