The Right Stuff
Tom Wolfe began The Right Stuff at a time when it was unfashionable to contemplate American heroism. Nixon had left the White House in disgrace, the nation was reeling from the catastrophe of Vietnam, and in 1979--the year the book appeared--Americans were being held hostage by Iranian militants. Yet it was exactly the anachronistic courage of his ...
Dec 06, 2020Here are just three books that will, I think, have wide appeal, for a variety of humans: • Mother Nature: Maternal instincts and how they shape the human species, Sarah Blaffer-Hrdy • The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe • Tribe: On homecoming and belonging, by Sebastian Junger – source