The Right Stuff
This book tells the inspiring story of American heroism during a time when it was unfashionable to admire it. The author documents the early days of NASA's manned space program and its pioneers, including Chuck Yeager, the first to break the sound barrier, and the seven initial astronauts. Through his skillful storytelling, the author captures the daring and courage required to achieve the impossible, making this book an epic masterpiece.
First Published in 1979
One of 70 must-read books. – source
2016-12-08T21:10:11.000ZThe book is FAR better than the movie, which is still good. – source
2020-04-07T00:49:52.000Z@KatieOGrady4 Thank you, Katie. Loved that book - The Right Stuff. – source
2020-12-06T18:20:59.000ZHere 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
2021-10-22T11:13:46.000ZIf you're looking for some good books about the adventure of space exploration... – source