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What is it, I wondered, that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan, or Saturn rocket, and ...Show synopsisWhat is it, I wondered, that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan, or Saturn rocket, and wait for someone to light the fuse? I decided on the simplest approach possible. I would ask a few of the astronauts and find out - The men had it. Yeager. Conrad. Grissom. Glenn. Heroes. The first Americans in space - battling the Russians for control of the heavens, putting their lives on the line. The women had it. While Mr Wonderful was aloft, it tore your heart out that the Hero's Wife, down on the ground, had to perform with the whole world watching. "The Right Stuff". It's the quality beyond bravery, beyond courage.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. Book is in excellent condition. Rated "acceptable" just...Fair. Book is in excellent condition. Rated "acceptable" just because it's not in its original slipcase, but in a substitute case that is slightly too tall for the book. With standard shipping, over 90% (under 13 oz) and over 50% (over 13 oz) are delivered within 4 days.
Description:Good. First printing Farrar Straus Giroux 1979, ex library w/...Good. First printing Farrar Straus Giroux 1979, ex library w/ stamps, good cover, good dust jacket in mylar, tight binding, front end page removed, clean text.
Description:New in New dust jacket. Fast shipping with a tracking #. Ships...New in New dust jacket. Fast shipping with a tracking #. Ships from the US. International shipping may take longer due to customs.; 7.90 X 5.40 X 1.10 inches; Brand new in new DJ with a jacket cover is a 1st printing, signed by the author; Signed by Author.
Description:Fine in very good(+) jacket. D.w. N.Y. : Farrar, Straus, (1979)....Fine in very good(+) jacket. D.w. N.Y. : Farrar, Straus, (1979). First Edition. Presentation copy, covering the whole front flyleaf-"To...Wearer of the last of the great American Boiled Shirt Fonts, a deep bow from Tom Wolfe".
Description:Octavo, gray green wrappers. Advance copy of the first edition....Octavo, gray green wrappers. Advance copy of the first edition. An account of America's first astronauts, the basis for the 1983 Academy Award-winning film. One of Modern Library's "Top 100" nonfiction books. A fine copy. A scarce proof. (#136753)
Description:Near Fine. Book. Signed by Author(s) Uncorrected Page Proof,...Near Fine. Book. Signed by Author(s) Uncorrected Page Proof, preceding the first edition, SIGNED by Tom Wolfe on the title page in purple marker with artistic flourish. No inscription. Signature only. NEAR FINE condition. Fine except for sun-fading and light rubbing to the surface of the untitled paper spine, very slight faint creasing to the top front corner, and some light spotting to the outer page edges. The book is otherwise flawless and appears unread with bright white, crisp text pages that are unmarked. No previous owner's signature. Very tightly bound, solid and square volume with no bumping or wear to the edges. This is a real proof copy with reproduced editors' corrections written by hand in ink pen over the printed type, which offers some insight into the editing process, unlike the advance review copies that are distributed by publishers today that are just plain text. Bound in plain (non-glossy) green paper covers with printing on the front cover only. Book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 1 3/4". 436 pages. "Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program" focusing on "the original US Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program" was made into the 1983 Hollywood film The Right Stuff directed by Philip Kaufman.
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