The Right Stuff


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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. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review) Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. 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.

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Author by Tom Wolfe
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 1429961325

The Right Stuff


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A wonderful novel and perfect book club choice, The Right Stuff is a wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's early space programme. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY US ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY ‘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 Book Review

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Author by Tom Wolfe
Genre eBook Language Arts & Disciplines
Read Book 448
ISBN Number 9781448181971

The Right Stuff


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Enhanced by hundreds of period photographs, presents an illustrated edition of the classic portrait of America's early space program and its first astronauts.

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Author by Tom Wolfe
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 1579124585

Choosing The Right Stuff


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The first detailed examination of the role of psychology and the behavioral sciences in space exploration.

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Author by Patricia A. Santy
Genre eBook Psychology
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ISBN Number UOM:39015031820908

All The Right Stuff


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New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers tackles the social contract from a teen’s perspective in his novel All the Right Stuff. In one of his most thought-provoking novels to date, Myers weaves together political philosophy, basketball, and making soup in Harlem, with the depth that defines his writing career. After his father is shot and killed, Paul Dupree finds a summer job at a Harlem soup kitchen. Elijah, the soup man, questions Paul about tough life choices, even though Paul would rather be playing basketball. Over the summer, Paul begins to understand the importance of taking control of your life. All the Right Stuff includes a Q&A between Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman, coauthor of Kick.

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Author by Walter Dean Myers
Genre eBook Young Adult Fiction
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ISBN Number 9780062114280

Left Brain Right Stuff


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Dozens of books have been published recently on the errors and biases that affect our judgments and choices. Drawing on cognitive science, their lessons are excellent for many kinds of decisions - consumer choice and financial investments, for example - but stop short of addressing many of the most important decisions we face in management, where we can actively influence outcomes and where competitive forces mean we have to outperform rivals. As Phil Rosenzweig shows, drawing on examples from business, sports and politics, this sort of decision-making relies on mastering two very different abilities. First, the analytical problem-solving skills associated with the brain's left hemisphere; and second, what Tom Wolfe called 'the Right Stuff': the ability to take calculated risks. Bringing fresh and often surprising insights to topics including confidence and overconfidence, the uses and limits of decision models, leadership and authenticity, expert performance and deliberate practice, competitive bidding and new venture management, Left Brain, Right Stuff, the myth-busting follow-up to The Halo Effect, explains how to perform when making even the most difficult decisions.

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Author by Phil Rosenzweig
Genre eBook Business & Economics
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ISBN Number 9781847659736

The Right Stuff


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Journalist Tom Charity places THE RIGHT STUFF, the story of America's first attempts at the conquest of space, in its historical perspective, outlining the political context of the space race, the author's original take on the material, and the fiercely conflicting ambitions for the film of director Philip Kaufman and original screenwriter William Goldman. Illustrated.

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Author by Tom Charity
Genre eBook Performing Arts
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ISBN Number UOM:39015040572532

Right Stuff Wrong Sex


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space program and the rise of the women's movement in America.

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Author by Margaret A. Weitekamp
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 0801883946

Fate Is The Hunter


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Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew when flying was anything but routine.

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Author by Ernest K. Gann
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 390
ISBN Number 9780671636036

Delivering The Right Stuff How The Airlines Evolution In Human Factors Delivered Safety And Operational Excellence


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Tom Wolfe's 1979's novel, The Right Stuff, highlighted how seven test pilots were picked to be part of the Mercury Project. In Wolfe's book, he documents the enormous risk that these men took to push the envelope and deliver America to be the first on the moon. These men were chosen because of their mental and physical toughness-they were chosen because they had "the right stuff." As the space and aviation industries matured, they quickly learned that relying on men and women to have the "right stuff" does not work. Several high profile fatal airline accidents led to the creation of a new term-"Human Factors." Delivering the Right Stuff examines the airline industry's investigations into Human Factors and details how key findings from aircraft accidents shaped its acceptance of pilot error. It is an evolution that delivered transferrable frontline tools that forged a foundation for safety and operational excellence.

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Author by Andrew J. Dingee
Genre eBook
Read Book 178
ISBN Number 9781483487137