The Right Stuff

Picador - Tom wolfe at his very best" the new york times book reviewmillions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, on the moon, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, and even during certain odysseys on earth.

. Picador USA. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic. From "america's nerviest journalist" newsweek--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space.





Yeager: An Autobiography

Bantam - . The world war ii flying ace who shot down a Messerschmitt jet with a prop-driven P-51 Mustang. General chuck yeager, the greatest test pilot of them all -- the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound. The hero who defined a certain quality that all hotshot fly-boys of the postwar era aimed to achieve: the right stuff.

Now chuck yeager tells his whole incredible life story with the same "wide-open, full throttle" approach that has marked his astonishing career. What it was really like enaging in do-or-die dogfights over Nazi Europe. How after being shot over occupied France, Yeager somehow managed to escape. The amazing behind-the-scenes story of smashing the sound barrier despite cracked ribs from a riding accident days before.

Yeager: An Autobiography - The entire story is here, in yeager's own words, and in wondeful insights from his wife and those friends and colleagues who have known him best. It is the personal and public story of a man who settled for nothing less than excellence, a one-of-a-kind portrait of a true American hero. Great product! .





Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

Knopf - Endurance a year in Space A Lifetime of Discovery. National best sellera stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have.

He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, on a previous mission, american Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, his twin brother's wife, was shot while he still had two months in space.

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery - Kelly's humanity, humor, compassion, and determination resonate throughout, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, ultimately challenging, step in spaceflight.

In endurance, the strength of the human will, we see the triumph of the human imagination, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy. Great product! . Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life.





A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

Penguin Books - Based on in-depth interviews with twenty-three of the twenty-four moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail. Endurance a year in Space A Lifetime of Discovery. Great product!

This acclaimed portrait of heroism and ingenuity captures a watershed moment in human history. A man on the moon The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts. The astronauts themselves have called it the definitive account of their missions. On the night of july 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon.





How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight

Penguin Books - In the end, as diamandis dreamed, the result wasn’t just a victory for one team; it was the foundation for a new industry and a new age. O. In the 1990s, this idea was the stuff of science fiction. Emme award for astronautical LiteratureA Finalist for the PEN/E. He might not make it back alive. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached.

Great product! If he did, he would make history as the world’s first commercial astronaut. Peter diamandis was the son of hardworking immigrants who wanted their science prodigy to make the family proud and become a doctor. He discovered that charles Lindbergh made his transatlantic flight to win a $25, 000 prize.

How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight - The spectacle defied reason, the result of a competition dreamed up by entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, whose vision for a new race to space required small teams to do what only the world’s largest governments had done before. Undaunted, diamandis found inspiration in an unlikely place: the golden age of aviation.

A new york times bestseller! the historic race that reawakened the promise of manned spaceflightWinner of the 2016 Eugene E. When he realized nasa was winding down manned space flight, Diamandis set out on one of the great entrepreneurial adventure stories of our time. If the government wouldn’t send him to space, he would create a private space flight industry himself.





Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

Anchor Books - The extraordinary new york times-bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from bestselling author of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard. For a man forced into the presidency, the legacy of James Garfield extended far beyond his lifetime, and Destiny of the Republic revisits his meteoric rise within the military and government with meticulous research and intimate focus.

Four months after taking office he was shot twice by an unhinged office-seeker, Charles Guiteau, leaving the wounded president at the center of a bitter, and a nation already recently fractured by war shattered, behind-the-scenes struggle for power. Endurance a year in Space A Lifetime of Discovery. Great product!

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President - Destiny of the republic A Tale of Madness Medicine and the Murder of a President. Examining the medical reform spurred by garfield's unsanitary medical treatment, and reflecting on the surprising political reform brought on by his former political enemy Senator Roscoe Conkling, Destiny of the Republic passionately brings President Garfield's unknown-but-widely-felt legacy into focus.

Garfield was a passionate advocate of freed slaves, a devoted father, a reformer at odds with Republican power brokers and machine politics, and a spellbinding speech-giver. A man on the moon The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts.





The Bonfire of the Vanities

Picador - Destiny of the republic A Tale of Madness Medicine and the Murder of a President. Brilliant high comedy. The new republic Great product! . Vintage tom wolfe, the bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. A man on the moon The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts.

Endurance a year in Space A Lifetime of Discovery. No one has portrayed new york society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" The National Review“A page-turner. Great product! .





Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

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Right Stuff BD Blu-ray

WarnerBrothers - The race to space between the United States and the Soviet Union had just begun. Right stuff, the rpkg/bdThe time was the late 1940s. Endurance a year in Space A Lifetime of Discovery. The bravery and daring exploits of these men captured the imagination of the American public during the 1940s and 1950s, and The Right Stuff re-creates these breathtaking events in emotionally riveting and suspenseful detail.

Great product! Great product! . World war ii had just ended and the United States was entering into a new kind of war, a Cold War. Destiny of the republic A Tale of Madness Medicine and the Murder of a President. Adapted from tom wolfe's best-selling book, the right stuff tells the heroic story of Chuck Yeager the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, the Flying Fraternity and the Mercury Astronauts – the first Americans in space.

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How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight

Penguin Press - In the end, as diamandis dreamed, the result wasn’t just a victory for one team; it was the foundation for a new industry and a new age. The spectacle defied reason, the result of a competition dreamed up by entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, whose vision for a new race to space required small teams to do what only the world’s largest governments had done before.

Why, diamandis thought, and the other teams in the hunt, couldn’t the same be done for space flight?   The story of the bullet-shaped SpaceShipOne, is an extraordinary tale of making the impossible possible. But from the age of eight, when he watched Apollo 11 land on the Moon, his singular goal was to get to space.

How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight - He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. It is driven by outsized characters—Burt Rutan, Richard Branson, John Carmack, Paul Allen—and obsessive pursuits. Great product! Destiny of the republic A Tale of Madness Medicine and the Murder of a President.

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Vintage - A man on the moon The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts. Great product!102812 has limited quantity available. How to make a spaceship a band of Renegades an Epic Race and the Birth of Private Spaceflight. Destiny of the republic A Tale of Madness Medicine and the Murder of a President. In this epic, pulitzer prize–winning author isabel wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, beautifully written masterwork, in search of a better life.

National book critics circle award winnerlynton history prize winnerheartland award winner dayton literary peace prize finalist      named one of the ten best books of the year bythe new york times  • usa today • o: the oprah magazine • amazon • publishers weekly •  salon • newsday  • the daily beast named one of the best books of the year bythe new yorker •  the washington Post • The Economist • Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle •  Chicago  Tribune • Entertainment Weekly • Philadelphia Inquirer • The Guardian • The Seattle Times • St.

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration - Endurance a year in Space A Lifetime of Discovery. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, remarkable, and riveting work, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, a superb account of an “unrecognized immigration” within our own land.

Louis post-dispatch  • the christian science monitor  From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. She interviewed more than a thousand people, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and gained access to new data and official records, and ourselves.