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Rocket boys

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Rocket Boys
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ISBN:
038533320
9780440333876
9780385333214
9781436151115
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UG
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Grouping Title rocket boys a memoir
Grouping Author hickam homer h
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-19 04:46:37AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-19 04:52:11AM

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display_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 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.

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.
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subject_facet Aerospace engineers -- United States -- Biography, Aerospace engineers -- United States -- Biography -- Audiobooks (CD), Audiobooks (CD), Autobiography, Electronic books, Hickam, Homer H., -- 1943-, Life Stages -- FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS, Personal Memoirs -- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY, South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV) -- State & Local
title_display Rocket boys : a memoir
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title_short Rocket boys :
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