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Rocket Boys: A Memoir

By: Homer H. Hickam, Jr.
Published: 2000, ©1995
Pages: 368
Total Copies: 24
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & Memoirs | Science & Technology | Books Made Into Movies

Description: 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.

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