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October Sky

October Sky - 98 edition

October Sky - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780440235507

ISBN10: 0440235502

October Sky by Homer Hickam - ISBN 9780440235507
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Dell Publishing
Published:
International: No
October Sky by Homer Hickam - ISBN 9780440235507

ISBN13: 9780440235507

ISBN10: 0440235502

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98

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Summary

The true story, originally published as Rocket Boys, that inspired the Universal Pictures film.

It was 1957, the year Sputnik raced across the Appalachian sky, and the small town of Coalwood, West Virginia, was slowly dying.

Faced with an uncertain future, Homer Hickam nurtured a dream: to send rockets into outer space. The introspective son of the mine's superintendent and a mother determined to get him out of Coalwood forever, Homer fell in with a group of misfits who learned not only how to turn scraps of metal into sophisticated rockets but how to sustain their hope in a town that swallowed its men alive.

As the boys began to light up the tarry skies with their flaming projectiles and dreams of glory, Coalwood, and the Hickams, would never be the same.