The Right Stuff

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The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe Summary

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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Men first flew into space in 1961, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of that adventure: namely, the perceptions and goals of the astronauts themselves, aloft and during certain remarkable odysseys on earth.

Choosing the Right Stuff

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Choosing the Right Stuff by Patricia A. Santy Summary

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

Adam Levy: Play the Right Stuff

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Adam Levy: Play the Right Stuff by Adam Levy Summary

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.

Space for Women

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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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The Right Stuff by Tom Charity Summary

Journalist Tom Charity places THE RIGHT STUFF, the story of America's first attempts at the conquest of space, in its historical perspective, outlining the political context of the space race, the author's original take on the material, and the fiercely conflicting ambitions for the film of director Philip Kaufman and original screenwriter William Goldman. Illustrated.

Selected from the Right Stuff

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The Right Stuff by Brill Harper Summary

After being cleaned out by her bigamist embezzling husband, socially awkward academic Tru Stanhope finds herself with one remaining asset: a dive bar in the podunk town of Brazen Bay. Well, half a bar. The other half is owned by the infuriatingly hot Nash McKendrick. He doesn't want to sell and he really doesn't want his once silent business partner to have anything to do with his one true love--the pub. Nash liked his solitary life just fine before highbrow and pretentious Tru brought trouble, and her little yappy dog, to darken his door. She may be intellectual, but she knows nothing about the real world and shockingly less about men. He's pretty sure he can handle the mousy little scholar, he just needs to figure out what makes her tick. She's just a woman, after all. And women tend to fall all over themselves around him. He'll just lay on the charm, sweet talk her into doing what he wants, and send her on her way to a life better suited for her so he can get back to his. But Tru has different ideas. She's tired of the sheltered life she's lived until now. She wants to experience real passion, a real career, and a real purpose in life. And she's decided Nash is going to help her with all three. Author Confession: Nash could have any woman he wanted, so I deliberately gave him the one he doesn't want. Because authors are evil and I like trouble. I hope you enjoy the opposites attract trope as much as I love writing it. This is book #2 in the Love in Brazen Bay series, but they are standalone. HEA guaranteed. For fans of steamy romance, romantic comedy, and new adult romance. If you like Jill Shalvis, Alexa Riley, and Lauren Blakely, you'll love Brill Harper's new small town romance series.

NASA’s First Space Shuttle Astronaut Selection

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Play the Right Stuff

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Play the Right Stuff by Adam Levy Summary

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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The Right Stuff by Ian Hay Summary

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Dogs with the Right Stuff

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"Dogs With the Right Stuff" has nine LARGE PRINT short stories for dog lovers of all ages. It is written from the dogs' point of view and gives adventure, mystery, education and unexpected pleasant surprises.

The Writings of Ian Hay: The right stuff

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The Right Stuff by Lori Wilde Summary

Subject: Dr. Daniel Corben, Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps Current status: Distracted by sexy, willing female! Mission: Babysit visiting VIP to secure promotion Obstacle: Taylor Milton. Gorgeous. Captivating. His ex! When it's revealed to Daniel that Taylor Milton, whom he nearly proposed to after graduation, is his high-level visitor, he knows he's in trouble. Taylor's a flamboyant risk taker, where he's a cautious realist--it was the reason for their breakup! Now, reunited, something else hasn't changed...their combustible sexual chemistry. In fact, it seems more intense, especially since Taylor is keen to play doctor. Tasked as her official escort, Daniel spends several wild nights keeping an intimate watch on her--until the powerful executive tries to pull rank on him in the bedroom!

Made From the Right Stuff

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Early on, Madalene and Herbert S. Jordan realized they had a common focus in life which could easily be summarized as “Duty, Honor, Country and God.” Integrity was the hallmark characteristic of them both. When commitments were made, they were honored...without hesitation. With marriage, the commitments were in the wedding vows, never to be violated, and in religion, the commitment was in the baptismal rite which, again, was never to be violated. For Madalene Marie Driscoll, her commitment to God was made as a baby through the promises of her parents and God-parents. All through her life, she was devoted to the Catholic Church, its teachings and its obligations. She spent much time in prayer, and whenever possible spent time in adoration before the Holy Eucharist. At location after location, Army post after Army post, she sewed cassocks and surpluses for the altar boys. Indeed in most posts from the 1930’s on, her boys were altar servers. She was dedicated to reading scripture and religious books, attending novenas and prayed the rosary on basically a daily basis. She frequently went to daily Mass and was a dedicated parishioner in the chapels and churches wherever she lived. Priests treasured her ability to get things done. She always hoped that one of her sons would become a priest, but was pleased to have a nephew and brother who were priests in the Passionist Order, Father Godfrey Poage and Father Louis Driscoll. Herbert Spencer Jordan was raised as a Congregationalist, but following the marriage to Madalene he attended Catholic Mass with the family on special occasions. After their son Bert’s sudden death in the Korean War in September 1950, Herbert began studying with a Jesuit priest and in 1951 became a Roman Catholic. He embraced that commitment with total heart and soul, and became a stalwart convert, frequently reading religious books and a lot of religious history. In prayer life, they really became a pair as they had in marriage. Indeed, they embedded in their sons the characteristics which their parents manifested...INTEGRITY...DUTY...HONOR...COUNTRY...GOD. This manifestation showed up in many ways. In entering a car, Mom always quietly said a prayer. Dad never used a foul or profane word...and didn’t allow anyone in his home or who worked for him to use any such language. Wherever they traveled with the Army, the two of them would become close friends with Catholic priests and sisters in their parishes. In Dad’s case, this happened long before he became a Catholic. They were always generous in giving to church and charities. In fact, our family home often became the site for parish- or Army chapel-based activities, and especially for raising money for struggling churches during World War II. What a model set of parents!!

Bloody Miami

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Le Bûcher des vanités des années 2010 " Miami est la seule ville d'Amérique – et même du monde, à ma connaissance – où une population venue d'un pays étranger a établi sa domination en l'espace d'une génération à peine. Je veux parler des Cubains de Miami. Ici, Nestor, un policier cubain, se retrouve exilé par son propre peuple pour avoir sauvé de la noyade un misérable émigrant clandestin de La Havane ; Magdalena, sa ravissante petite amie, le quitte pour des horizons plus glamour dans les bras d'un psy spécialiste de l'addiction à la pornographie ; un chef de la police noir décide qu'il en a assez de servir d'alibi à la politique raciale du maire cubain ; un journaliste WASP aux dents longues s'échine à traquer le scoop qui lui permettra de se faire une place à la hauteur de son ambition... et je n'évoque là que quelques-uns des personnages de Bloody Miami. C'est un roman, mais je ne peux m'empêcher de me poser cette question : et si nous étions en train d'y contempler l'aurore de l'avenir de l'Amérique ? " Tom Wolfe " Tentaculaire, foisonnant, obsédant, exaltant, exigeant, dopé à la caféine " The Miami Herald " Lire Tom Wolfe, c'est comme passer une journée au parc d'attractions : on est lancé à toute allure sur les rails sifflants d'une narration où les scènes s'enchaînent, portées par une prose électrique. " The Wall Street Journal

Skyman Volume 1: The Right Stuff

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Skyman Volume 1: The Right Stuff by Joshua Hale Fialkov Summary

After an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Captain Midnight, a drunken Skyman accidentally kills an innocent man! Turns out he's not only an overly patriotic zealot; he's also a dangerous PR nightmare. Needing a new face for their initiative ASAP, the Skyman Program turns to US Air Force Sgt. Eric Reid: a wounded veteran on the ropes, looking for a new lease on life. But the new Skyman is nobody's stooge. They tried to make the perfect weapon, but they got a hero instead. Joshua Hale Fialkov is a writer of the Emmy-nominated animated film Afro Samurai: Resurrection and the Eisner-nominated Tumor.

Enjoying Life After 55 by Doing the Right Stuff

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Enjoying Life After 55 by Doing the Right Stuff by Terence McCarthy Summary

Terry McCarthy was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended Marquette University and received his Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California. Mr. McCarthy served as an intelligence officer in the United States Army, where he developed a flair for analysis and writing. His most notable work was a 604- page historical document entitled "Cambodia's Involvement in the Vietnam Conflict (1964-1970)." This document was recently declassified and released. He has written one book of poetry entitled Courtship and Marriage which was published in 1988. In addition, he has put together a 50-poem manuscript on his life experiences which he is looking to get published. Since retiring from the military, Mr. McCarthy has devoted his life over the past 19 years to community ministry and actively working as a professional fund-raiser and executive director for several non-profit corporations.