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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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Genre: History
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release: 2008-03-04
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 1429961325

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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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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2018-06-11
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781448181971

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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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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
Release: 2004
File: 265 Pages
ISBN-13: 1579124585

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

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Patricia A. Santy
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
Release: 1994
File: 324 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015031820908

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Join Grammy® Award-winning guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, and others) as he reveals the techniques and secrets behind his success as one of today's most respected players. This eye-opening look into the mind of a guitar master will add new dimensions to your own playing. Topics include time, tone, touch, and space; triads and dyads; slash chords and chord voicings; using a capo; rhythmic phrasing; comping over bass grooves; and practical tips for all guitarists. This book features standard notation and TAB for all exercises and examples.

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Genre: Music
Author: Adam Levy
Publisher: Alfred Music
Release:
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 145742133X

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A history of women who were recruited as potential astronauts early in the space race and their attempt to be the first females in space. It tells of their success in the rigorous testing and training and then the ensuing resistance by the male dominated space program. The book offers information on ensuing NASA programs culminating with the successful integration of women in today's space program.

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Genre: History
Author: Pamela Freni
Publisher:
Release: 2002
File: 210 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015054376168

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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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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Andrew J. Dingee
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release: 2018-07-23
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483487113

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Join Grammy(R) Award-winning guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, and others) as he reveals the techniques and secrets behind his success as one of today's most respected players. This eye-opening look into the mind of a guitar master will add new dimensions to your own playing. Topics include time, tone, touch, and space; triads and dyads; slash chords and chord voicings; using a capo; rhythmic phrasing; comping over bass grooves; and practical tips for all guitarists. The DVD features Adam demonstrating everything in the book and more. The book features standard notation and TAB for all exercises and examples. Be sure to take full advantage of this opportunity to learn from a true artist and master of the guitar by using both the book and DVD together! The DVD includes multiple camera angles to isolate the details of Adam's guitar playing and performances of full-length songs. Bonus features include Adam's Music Room, candid interviews in Adam Levy's home studio, rare concert footage, practical playing tips, and two additional song performances (over 75 minutes of bonus footage!). Approx. Running Time: 105 minutes.

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Genre: Music
Author: Adam Levy
Publisher: L'AGE D'HOMME
Release: 2006-08
File: 64 Pages
ISBN-13: 0739035932

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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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Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2012-04-24
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062114280

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Unofficially they called themselves the TFNG, or the Thirty-Five New Guys. Officially, they were NASA’s Group 8 astronauts, selected in January 1978 to train for orbital missions aboard the Space Shuttle. Prior to this time only pilots or scientists trained as pilots had been assigned to fly on America’s spacecraft, but with the advent of the innovative winged spacecraft the door was finally opened to non-pilots, including women and minorities. In all, 15 of those selected were categorised as Pilot Astronauts, while the other 20 would train under the new designation of Mission Specialist. Altogether, the Group 8 astronauts would be launched on a total of 103 space missions; some flying only once, while others flew into orbit as many as five times. Sadly, four of their number would perish in the Challenger tragedy in January 1986. In their latest collaborative effort, the authors bring to life the amazing story behind the selection of the first group of Space Shuttle astronauts, examining their varied backgrounds and many accomplishments in a fresh and accessible way through deep research and revealing interviews. Throughout its remarkable 30-year history as the workhorse of NASA’s human spaceflight exploration, twice halted through tragedy, the Shuttle fleet performed with magnificence. So too did these 35 men and women, swept up in the dynamic thrust and ongoing development of America’s Space Shuttle program. "This book on the Group 8 Astronauts, the TFNGs, is an excellent summation of the individuals first selected for the new Space Shuttle Program. It provides insight into what it took to first get the Space Shuttle flying. For any space enthusiast it is a must read." - Robert L. Crippen PLT on STS-1

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Genre: Science
Author: David J. Shayler
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2020-08-21
File: 587 Pages
ISBN-13: 3030457419

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