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Old 02-20-2014, 04:31 PM   #7
WT Sharpe
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Because some of the most fascinating adventures are in the direction of up, I nominate The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe.

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From National Geographic:
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With all the flash and fireworks of Wolfe's writing, it's easy to overlook that, at bottom, he's a great reporter. And this long and intimate look into the lives, minds, and deeds of the men who rode the first American rockets into space remains Wolfe's best book and the first true classic from the dawn of space exploration. The race with the Russians, the dauntless Chuck Yeager—Wolfe piles story upon story, and the pile glows.
Bantam, 1996.

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