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The Right Stuff
  • ISBN: 9781784873714
  • Pages: 448
  • Binding : Paperback
  • Publisher: Vintage

The Right Stuff

Tom Wolfe
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‘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

With an introduction by US Astronaut Scott Kelly.



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