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The Right Stuff

Tom Wolfe

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 ...
Publish Date
March 4
First Published in 1979
Goodreads rating
One of 70 must-read books.      source
Dec 08, 2016
The book is FAR better than the movie, which is still good.      source
Apr 07, 2020
@KatieOGrady4 Thank you, Katie. Loved that book - The Right Stuff.      source
Dec 06, 2020
Here 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