The Right Stuff

WOLFE, Tom. The Right Stuff.

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WOLFE, Tom. The Right Stuff. London: Jonathan Cape, 1979.

8vo. Original black cloth with lettering in gilt to spine; pictorial dustwrapper with design by Craig Dodd; pp. 437; a few little nicks to wrapper, near-fine.
First UK edition. Wolfe's classic account of early American astronauts is based on extensive research. He interviewed test pilots, the astronauts and their wives in an attempt to determine the "right stuff" that was required for the mentality of accepting the dangers of space flight.