Rocket Boys

ISBN-10: 0440235502

ISBN-13: 9780440235507

Edition: 1998

Authors: Homer H. Hickam

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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.
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/16/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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