The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Tom Wolfe
Release: 2008-03-04
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781429961325
Language: en
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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.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Tom Wolfe
Release: 2018-06-11
Editor: Random House
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781448181971
Language: en
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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

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Tom Wolfe
Release: 2005
Editor: Random House
Pages: 436
ISBN: 9780099479376
Language: en
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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 wait for someone to light the fuse? I decided on the simplest approach possible. 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. he 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. "

Fate is the Hunter

Fate is the Hunter
Author: Ernest K. Gann
Release: 1986-07-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 390
ISBN: 9780671636036
Language: en
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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.

All the Right Stuff

All the Right Stuff
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Release: 2012-04-24
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062114280
Language: en
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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.

The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe

The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe
Author: Tom Wolfe
Release: 2020-03
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 450
ISBN: 4871871169
Language: en
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Men first flew into space in 1961, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of that adventure: namely, the perceptions and goals of the astronauts themselves, aloft and during certain remarkable odysseys on earth.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Tom Charity
Release: 1997-09-26
Editor: British Film Institute
Pages: 95
ISBN: UOM:39015040572532
Language: en
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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.

NASA s First Space Shuttle Astronaut Selection

NASA s First Space Shuttle Astronaut Selection
Author: David Shayler,Colin Burgess
Release: 2020
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 589
ISBN: 9783030457426
Language: en
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Unofficially they called themselves the TFNG, or the Thirty-Five New Guys. Officially, they were NASAs Group 8 astronauts, selected in January 1978 to train for orbital missions aboard the Space Shuttle. Prior to this time only pilots or scientists trained as pilots had been assigned to fly on Americas spacecraft, but with the advent of the innovative winged spacecraft the door was finally opened to non-pilots, including women and minorities. In all, 15 of those selected were categorised as Pilot Astronauts, while the other 20 would train under the new designation of Mission Specialist. Altogether, the Group 8 astronauts would be launched on a total of 103 space missions; some flying only once, while others flew into orbit as many as five times. Sadly, four of their number would perish in the Challenger tragedy in January 1986. In their latest collaborative effort, the authors bring to life the amazing story behind the selection of the first group of Space Shuttle astronauts, examining their varied backgrounds and many accomplishments in a fresh and accessible way through deep research and revealing interviews. Throughout its remarkable 30-year history as the workhorse of NASAs human spaceflight exploration, twice halted through tragedy, the Shuttle fleet performed with magnificence. So too did these 35 men and women, swept up in the dynamic thrust and ongoing development of Americas Space Shuttle program. This book on the Group 8 Astronauts, the TFNGs, is an excellent summation of the individuals first selected for the new Space Shuttle Program. It provides insight into what it took to first get the Space Shuttle flying. For any space enthusiast it is a must read. Robert L. Crippen PLT on STS-1.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Tom Charity
Release: 2019-07-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 95
ISBN: 9781839020452
Language: en
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This study places 'The Right Stuff' in the historical context of the political history of the Space Race. It explores director Philip Kaufman's subversive adventurism, his mastery of cinematic form, and the way in which the film combines the mythology of the Western with counter-cultural concerns.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Philip Kaufman
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 288
ISBN: PSU:000015946294
Language: en
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The New Right Stuff

The New Right Stuff
Author: Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides
Release: 2018-09-13
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 186
ISBN: 1720273634
Language: en
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Loretta Whitesides takes you on a deeply personal journey to be the person you have always wanted to be. Whether your mission is to be the first person on Mars, or to be an awesome steward of Spaceship Earth, this book will help train you to be effective, present and connected in your personal and professional life. Filled with stories from across the space industry, exercises and assignments it will guide you as you take the next steps on your path to fulfillment, self-expression and joy.

Left Brain Right Stuff

Left Brain  Right Stuff
Author: Phil Rosenzweig
Release: 2014-02-06
Editor: Profile Books
Pages: 435
ISBN: 9781847659736
Language: en
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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.

Right Stuff Wrong Sex

Right Stuff  Wrong Sex
Author: Margaret A. Weitekamp
Release: 2005-12-09
Editor: JHU Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0801883946
Language: en
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space program and the rise of the women's movement in America.

The Purple Decades

The Purple Decades
Author: Tom Wolfe
Release: 1982-10-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 418
ISBN: 9781429955003
Language: en
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Tom Wolfe's The Purple Decades brings together the author's own selections from his list of critically acclaimed publications, including the complete text of Mau-Mauing and the Flak Catchers, his account of the wild games the poverty program encouraged minority groups to play.

Choosing the Right Stuff

Choosing the Right Stuff
Author: Patricia A. Santy
Release: 1994
Editor: Praeger Pub Text
Pages: 324
ISBN: UOM:39015031820908
Language: en
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The first detailed examination of the role of psychology and the behavioral sciences in space exploration.

Mercury Rising John Glenn John Kennedy and the New Battleground of the Cold War

Mercury Rising  John Glenn  John Kennedy  and the New Battleground of the Cold War
Author: Jeff Shesol
Release: 2021-06-01
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781324003250
Language: en
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One of the Washington Post's 20 Books to Read This Summer A riveting history of the epic orbital flight that put America back into the space race. If the United States couldn’t catch up to the Soviets in space, how could it compete with them on Earth? That was the question facing John F. Kennedy at the height of the Cold War—a perilous time when the Soviet Union built the wall in Berlin, tested nuclear bombs more destructive than any in history, and beat the United States to every major milestone in space. The race to the heavens seemed a race for survival—and America was losing. On February 20, 1962, when John Glenn blasted into orbit aboard Friendship 7, his mission was not only to circle the planet; it was to calm the fears of the free world and renew America’s sense of self-belief. Mercury Rising re-creates the tension and excitement of a flight that shifted the momentum of the space race and put the United States on the path to the moon. Drawing on new archival sources, personal interviews, and previously unpublished notes by Glenn himself, Mercury Rising reveals how the astronaut’s heroics lifted the nation’s hopes in what Kennedy called the "hour of maximum danger."

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Ian Hay
Release: 2016-12-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9781776674855
Language: en
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Though he comes from a humble Scottish family of farmers, Robert Fordyce has his ambitions set high. He lands a prominent political post in London and tries his hardest to blend in among the British upper crust. Gradually, Robert forms a tight bond with his boss' quirky but kind family, and that relationship helps put him at ease.

Delivering the Right Stuff How the Airlines Evolution in Human Factors Delivered Safety and Operational Excellence

Delivering the Right Stuff  How the Airlines   Evolution in Human Factors Delivered Safety and Operational Excellence
Author: Andrew J. Dingee
Release: 2018-07
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9781483487137
Language: en
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Tom Wolfe's 1979's novel, The Right Stuff, highlighted how seven test pilots were picked to be part of the Mercury Project. In Wolfe's book, he documents the enormous risk that these men took to push the envelope and deliver America to be the first on the moon. These men were chosen because of their mental and physical toughness-they were chosen because they had "the right stuff." As the space and aviation industries matured, they quickly learned that relying on men and women to have the "right stuff" does not work. Several high profile fatal airline accidents led to the creation of a new term-"Human Factors." Delivering the Right Stuff examines the airline industry's investigations into Human Factors and details how key findings from aircraft accidents shaped its acceptance of pilot error. It is an evolution that delivered transferrable frontline tools that forged a foundation for safety and operational excellence.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Tom Charity
Release: 2019-07-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 95
ISBN: 9781839020469
Language: en
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This study places 'The Right Stuff' in the historical context of the political history of the Space Race. It explores director Philip Kaufman's subversive adventurism, his mastery of cinematic form, and the way in which the film combines the mythology of the Western with counter-cultural concerns.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Lori Wilde
Release: 2009-04-01
Editor: Harlequin
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781426831089
Language: en
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Subject: Dr. Daniel Corben, Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps Current status: Distracted by sexy, willing female! Mission: Babysit visiting VIP to secure promotion Obstacle: Taylor Milton. Gorgeous. Captivating. His ex! When it's revealed to Daniel that Taylor Milton, whom he nearly proposed to after graduation, is his high-level visitor, he knows he's in trouble. Taylor's a flamboyant risk taker, where he's a cautious realist--it was the reason for their breakup! Now, reunited, something else hasn't changed...their combustible sexual chemistry. In fact, it seems more intense, especially since Taylor is keen to play doctor. Tasked as her official escort, Daniel spends several wild nights keeping an intimate watch on her--until the powerful executive tries to pull rank on him in the bedroom!