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Rocket boys [electronic resource]. Homer Hickam.

Hickam, Homer. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780440333876 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Dell, 1999.

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Summary, etc.: 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, luminous story of coming of age at the...
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Subject: Young Adult Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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