Rocket Boys: A Memoir
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. Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Homer Hickam's lush, lyrical memoir is a marvelously entertaining chronicle of triumph.
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|Grouping Title||rocket boys|
|Grouping Author||homer hickam|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-10-21 04:40:59AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-10-21 05:06:20AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780743565066|
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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,...
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|publisher||Random House Publishing Group|
Simon & Schuster Audio
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Rocket Boys A Memoir
Rocket boys [electronic resource] / Homer Hickam
|topic_facet||Biography & Autobiography|
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