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The Right Stuff

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Oktober 2005

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

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. 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.

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Tom Wolfe (eigentlich: Thomas Kennerly Wolfe) wurde am 2. März 1931 in Richmond, Virginia, geboren. Nach der Promotion an der Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, arbeitete er als Reporter bei der "Washington Post" und zog 1962 nach New York, wo er zum Starreporter der "New York Herold Tribune" aufstieg. Nach zwei Reportageromanen ("The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test", 1968, deutsch: "Unter Strom"; "The Right Stuff", 1979, deutsch: "Die Helden der Nation") veröffentlichte Tom Wolfe 1987 seinen ersten fiktionalen Roman - "Fegefeuer der Eitelkeiten" - und schaffte damit sogleich den internationalen Durchbruch.

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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. 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.
EAN: 9780099479376
ISBN: 0099479370
Untertitel: 'Vintage Books'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House UK Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2005
Seitenanzahl: 436 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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