The Coalwood way: a memoir

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Homer and his close buddies, who call themselves the Rocket Boys, are high school seniors in 1959. Their rocket building experiments amaze the locals, thanks to top-quality moonshine for fuel, liberated materials, and Homer's self-taught understanding of higher math. But no matter how brilliant their experiments are, they can do little to help preserve Coalwood's way of life. With the coal mine on its last legs, prospects for the town are unpredictable at best. For anyone who's ever dreamed of greatness or wondered what an uncertain future might bring, this book will seem warmly familiar
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Grouping Title coalwood way a memoir
Grouping Author hickam homer h
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auth_author2 Muller, Frank, 1951-2008
author Hickam, Homer H., 1943-
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display_description It's fall, 1959, and Homer "Sonny" Hickam and his fellow Rocket Boys are in their senior year at Big Creek High, launching handbuilt rockets that soar thousands of feet into the West Virginia sky. But in a season traditionally marked by celebrations of the spirit, Coalwood finds itself at a painful crossroads.
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publishDate 2000, 2001
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subject_facet Aerospace engineers -- United States -- Biography, Aerospace engineers -- United States -- Biography -- Audiobooks (CD), Audiobooks (CD), Christmas -- West Virginia, Christmas -- West Virginia -- Audiobooks (CD), Hickam, Homer H., -- 1943- -- Childhood and youth, Hickam, Homer H., -- 1943- -- Homes and haunts -- West Virginia, Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Audiobooks (CD), West Virginia -- Social life and customs, West Virginia -- Social life and customs -- Audiobooks (CD)
title_display The Coalwood way : a memoir
title_full The Coalwood way : [sound recording] : a memoir / by Homer Hickam, The Coalwood way : a memoir / by Homer H. Hickam, Jr.
title_short The Coalwood way :
title_sub a memoir
topic_facet Aerospace engineers, Audiobooks (CD), Childhood and youth, Christmas, Hickam, Homer H, Homes and haunts, Novelists, American, Social life and customs