The Right Stuff

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429961325

Category: History

Page: 448

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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.

All the Right Stuff

Author: Walter Dean Myers

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006211428X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 1363


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

Author: Tom Charity

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1839020466

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 95

View: 5714


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.

Made from the Right Stuff

Author: John Patrick Jordan,Harvey Driscoll Jordan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438974388

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 122

View: 9731


Early on, Madalene and Herbert S. Jordan realized they had a common focus in life which could easily be summarized as "Duty, Honor, Country and God." Integrity was the hallmark characteristic of them both. When commitments were made, they were honored...without hesitation. With marriage, the commitments were in the wedding vows, never to be violated, and in religion, the commitment was in the baptismal rite which, again, was never to be violated. For Madalene Marie Driscoll, her commitment to God was made as a baby through the promises of her parents and God-parents. All through her life, she was devoted to the Catholic Church, its teachings and its obligations. She spent much time in prayer, and whenever possible spent time in adoration before the Holy Eucharist. At location after location, Army post after Army post, she sewed cassocks and surpluses for the altar boys. Indeed in most posts from the 1930's on, her boys were altar servers. She was dedicated to reading scripture and religious books, attending novenas and prayed the rosary on basically a daily basis. She frequently went to daily Mass and was a dedicated parishioner in the chapels and churches wherever she lived. Priests treasured her ability to get things done. She always hoped that one of her sons would become a priest, but was pleased to have a nephew and brother who were priests in the Passionist Order, Father Godfrey Poage and Father Louis Driscoll. Herbert Spencer Jordan was raised as a Congregationalist, but following the marriage to Madalene he attended Catholic Mass with the family on special occasions. After their son Bert's sudden death in the Korean War in September 1950, Herbert began studying with a Jesuit priest and in 1951 became a Roman Catholic. He embraced that commitment with total heart and soul, and became a stalwart convert, frequently reading religious books and a lot of religious history. In prayer life, they really became a pair as they had in marriage. Indeed, they embedded in their sons the characteristics which their parents manifested...INTEGRITY...DUTY...HONOR...COUNTRY...GOD. This manifestation showed up in many ways. In entering a car, Mom always quietly said a prayer. Dad never used a foul or profane word...and didn't allow anyone in his home or who worked for him to use any such language. Wherever they traveled with the Army, the two of them would become close friends with Catholic priests and sisters in their parishes. In Dad's case, this happened long before he became a Catholic. They were always generous in giving to church and charities. In fact, our family home often became the site for parish- or Army chapel-based activities, and especially for raising money for struggling churches during World War II. What a model set of parents!!

Beyond the Limit & The Right Stuff

Author: Lindsay McKenna,Merline Lovelace

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 1488099790

Category: Fiction

Page: 457

View: 8520


New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna and revisits a classic Morgan’s Mercenaries tale, and USA TODAY bestseller Merline Lovelace delivers a fan-favorite story of a marine on a mission. Beyond the Limit by Lindsay McKenna Marine engineer Major Pete Trayhern has never faced anything as challenging as vivacious Calandra Roland, in charge of building a crucial power station in war-torn Afghanistan. Since they have to work together smoothly, Pete is determined to ignore the instant sparks between them. But Cali’s courage and disarming directness are slowly making him drop his guard—and igniting feelings he’d given up trusting. The Right Stuff by Merline Lovelace Six feet, two inches of pure male, Major Russ “Mac” McIver has a black-or-white view of the world that allows no compromises. That tends to ruffle Lieutenant Caroline Dunn’s usually unrufflable temper. So when a dangerous mission threw them together, Cari vows to lay down the law with the stubborn Marine--just as soon as she gets her leaping heartbeat under control.

The Right Stuff & A Question of Intent

Author: Merline Lovelace

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488037213

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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USA TODAY bestseller Merline Lovelace delivers two fan-favorite stories of soldiers on a mission. The Right Stuff Six feet, two inches of pure male, Major Russ “Mac” McIver has a black-or-white view of the world that allows no compromises. That tends to ruffle Lieutenant Caroline Dunn’s usually unrufflable temper. So when a dangerous mission threw them together, Cari vows to lay down the law with the stubborn Marine--just as soon as she gets her leaping heartbeat under control. A Question of Intent U.S. Army Major Jill Bradshaw is used to giving orders, not taking them—so when she met brusque Commander Cody Richardson, the medical officer in charge of her top secret mission, she was a little taken aback. Of course she’s also taken with him—a problem, because despite his sterling credentials, she wasn’t exactly sure who he was. Cody had always maintained protocol at all costs—it’s all for the best, because he has secrets to keep—and Jill is best kept at a distance....

Saving the Right Stuff

Author: United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Records Administration

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Public records

Page: 915

View: 6949


The Right Stuff

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448181976

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 9150


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

Author: Ian Hay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 336

View: 3906