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Rocket Boys

ISBN-10: 0385333218
ISBN-13: 9780385333214
Edition: 1955
Authors: Homer H. Hickam
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Description: The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, 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  More...

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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1955
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.30" wide x 8.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, 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. Now with 8 pages of photographs. A number-one New York Times bestseller in mass market, brought to the screen in the acclaimed film October Sky, Homer Hickam's memoir, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, comes to trade paperback with an all-new photo insert. One of the most beloved bestsellers in recent years, ROCKET BOYS is a uniquely American memoir. A powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the end of the 1950s, it is the story of a mother's love and a father's fears, of growing up and getting out. With the grace of a natural storyteller, Homer Hickam looks back after a distinguished NASA career to tell his own true story of growing up in a dying coal town and of how, against the odds, he made his dreams of launching rockets into outer space come true. A story of romance and loss and a keen portrait of life at an extraordinary point in American history, ROCKET BOYS is a chronicle of triumph. --

Coalwood
Sputnik
Mom
The Football Fathers
Quentin
Mr. Bykovski
Cape Coalwood
Construction of the Cape
Jake Mosby
Miss Riley
Rocket Candy
The Machinists
The Rocket Book
The Pillar Explosion
The State Troopers
A Natural Arrogance
Valentine
The Bump
Picking Up and Going On
O'Dell's Treasure
Zincoshine
We Do the Math
Science Fairs
A Suit for Indianapolis
The National Science Fair
All Systems Go
Epilogue

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