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Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0385333214

Cover of Rocket Boys 98 (ISBN 978-0385333214)
ISBN13: 978-0385333214
ISBN10: 0385333218
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Delta Books
Published: 1998
International: No

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Rocket Boys - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0385333214

Homer Hickman

ISBN13: 978-0385333214
ISBN10: 0385333218
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Delta Books

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir -- a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space ... and who made those dreams come true. With the grace of a natural storyteller, NASA engineer Homer Hickam paints a warm, vivid portrait of the harsh West Virginia mining town of his youth, evoking a time of innocence and promise, when anything was possible, even in a company town that swallowed its men alive. A story of romance and loss, of growing up and getting out, Homer Hickam's lush, lyrical memoir is a chronicle of triumph -- at once exquisitely written and marvelously entertaining.

Table of Contents

1. Coalwood
2. Sputnik
3. Mom
4. The Football Fathers
5. Quentin
6. Mr. Bykovski
7. Cape Coalwood
8. Construction of the Cape
9. Jake Mosby
10. Miss Riley
11. Rocket Candy
12. The Machinists
13. The Rocket Book
14. The Pillar Explosion
15. The State Troopers
16. A Natural Arrogance
17. Valentine
18. The Bump
19. Picking Up and Going On
20. O'Dell's Treasure
21. Zincoshine
22. We Do the Math
23. Science Fairs
24. A Suit for Indianapolis
25. The National Science Fair
26. All Systems Go
Epilogue

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