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 little nicks to wrapper, near fine.
First UK edition. Wolfe's classic account of the early American astronauts is based on extensive research. He interviewed test pilots, the astronauts and their wives in a desire to determine the "right stuff" that was required for the mentality of accepting the dangers of space flight.