Author: Tom Wolfe
Author: Tom Wolfe
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Random House
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 1856A wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's manned space program, from the author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY US ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY ‘What is it’ asks Tom Wolfe, ‘that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle...and wait for someone to light the fuse?’ Arrogance? Stupidity? Bravery? Courage? Or, simply, that quality we call 'the right stuff'? A monument to the men who battled to beat the Russians into space, The Right Stuff is a voyage into the mythology of the American space program, and a dizzying dive into the sweat, fear, beauty and danger of being on the white-hot edge of history in the making. ‘Tom Wolfe at his very best... Learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic...The Right Stuff is superb’ - New York Times Book Review
Author: Tom Charity,British Film Institute
Publisher: British Film Inst
View: 9881The Right Stuff, released in 1983, is the story of America's first attempts at the conquest of space. It's a film with the scope and scale of an epic, but filtered through the idiosyncratic, sceptical intelligence of maverick writer-director Philip Kaufman. Based on Tom Wolfe's bestselling novel, it contrasts the private code of the test pilots who broke the sound barrier with the manufactured celebrity of the astronauts who came from their midst. A film too close to satire to be in tune with the jingoism of 1980s America, its complexity and accomplishment have not been properly recognized. Tom Charity places The Right Stuff in its historical perspective, outlining the political context of the Space Race, Wolfe's original take on the material, and the fiercely conflicting ambitions for the film of director Philip Kaufman and original screenwriter William Goldman. Charity's lucid reading explores Kaufman's subversive adventurism, his mastery of the cinematic form and the way in which The Right Stuff combines the mythology of the Western with counter-cultural concerns to arrive at a richly nuanced account of both the folly and the heroism of post-war America.
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
View: 1022Das Fegefeuer der Eitelkeiten für das 21. Jahrhundert Clash of Cultures unter karibischer Sonne: eine brillante und bissige Satire auf den menschlichen Umgang mit gesellschaftlicher Realität. Die Freiheit ist nur 20 Meter entfernt für den kubanischen Flüchtling, der sich auf den Mast einer Luxusjacht vor Miami geflüchtet hat. Aber dann wird er vor den Augen von Millionen Fernsehzuschauern in einer spektakulären Aktion live verhaftet. Und das ausgerechnet vom netten Nestor, einem Polizisten mit kubanischen Wurzeln, der unter den chauvinistischen Sprüchen seiner weißen Vorgesetzten leidet. Die ganze Stadt ist in zwei Lager gespalten: Für seine Familie und Landsleute ist Nestor ein Verräter, für die Weißen ein Held und Musteramerikaner. Soll der kubanische Bürgermeister ihn suspendieren oder mit Orden schmücken? Versaut ihm dieser Idiot die Wiederwahl? Genüsslich und packend taucht Tom Wolfe ein in die verrückteste Stadt Amerikas: Miami, wo die Spanisch sprechenden Kubaner inzwischen die Mehrheit, aber die Weißen immer noch das Geld haben. Wo die Jugend am Strand den ewigen Spaß und die Rentner beim Schönheitschirurgen das ewige Leben suchen. Wo die Blutlinien mitten durch den amerikanischen Traum verlaufen.
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Literacy Volunteers of
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Young Adult Fiction
View: 4267New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers tackles the social contract from a teen’s perspective in his novel All the Right Stuff. In one of his most thought-provoking novels to date, Myers weaves together political philosophy, basketball, and making soup in Harlem, with the depth that defines his writing career. After his father is shot and killed, Paul Dupree finds a summer job at a Harlem soup kitchen. Elijah, the soup man, questions Paul about tough life choices, even though Paul would rather be playing basketball. Over the summer, Paul begins to understand the importance of taking control of your life. All the Right Stuff includes a Q&A between Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman, coauthor of Kick.
Author: Adam Levy
Publisher: Alfred Music
View: 377Join Grammy® Award-winning guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, and others) as he reveals the techniques and secrets behind his success as one of today's most respected players. This eye-opening look into the mind of a guitar master will add new dimensions to your own playing. Topics include time, tone, touch, and space; triads and dyads; slash chords and chord voicings; using a capo; rhythmic phrasing; comping over bass grooves; and practical tips for all guitarists. This book features standard notation and TAB for all exercises and examples.
Author: Lori Wilde
View: 9760Subject: Dr. Daniel Corben, Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps Current status: Distracted by sexy, willing female! Mission: Babysit visiting VIP to secure promotion Obstacle: Taylor Milton. Gorgeous. Captivating. His ex! When it's revealed to Daniel that Taylor Milton, whom he nearly proposed to after graduation, is his high-level visitor, he knows he's in trouble. Taylor's a flamboyant risk taker, where he's a cautious realist--it was the reason for their breakup! Now, reunited, something else hasn't changed...their combustible sexual chemistry. In fact, it seems more intense, especially since Taylor is keen to play doctor. Tasked as her official escort, Daniel spends several wild nights keeping an intimate watch on her--until the powerful executive tries to pull rank on him in the bedroom!
Author: Andrew J. Dingee
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Category: Business & Economics
View: 7229Tom Wolfe’s 1979’s novel, The Right Stuff, highlighted how seven test pilots were picked to be part of the Mercury Project. In Wolfe’s book, he documents the enormous risk that these men took to push the envelope and deliver America to be the first on the moon. These men were chosen because of their mental and physical toughness—they were chosen because they had “the right stuff.” As the space and aviation industries matured, they quickly learned that relying on men and women to have the “right stuff” does not work. Several high profile fatal airline accidents led to the creation of a new term—“Human Factors.” Delivering the Right Stuff examines the airline industry’s investigations into Human Factors and details how key findings from aircraft accidents shaped its acceptance of pilot error. It is an evolution that delivered transferrable frontline tools that forged a foundation for safety and operational excellence.
The Official Shoppers' Guide to Food Additives and Labels, Kilojoules and Fat Content
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
View: 5951This up-to-date and informative guide aims to increase your awareness of the contents of the food you eat every day.
Author: Merline Lovelace
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
View: 8734Six feet, two inches of pure marine male, Major Russ "Mac" McIver had the right stuff in spades. His by-the-book, black-or-white view of the world allowed no compromises.
Author: Perry Charles Dodge
View: 4288A young lawyer returns home from World War II to begin his law practice and oversee his family's farm. His tenant farmer receives a call to preach, and the book centers around this tenant farm family. Life on the farm and small town living in the 1940's include a rabid fox epidemic, a snake handling church service, a trip to Atlanta in 1945, hilarious Boy Scout activities, and many other exciting incidents. A popular sheriff is mysteriously murdered, an innocent turpentine Negro is framed, and the young inexperienced lawyer is appointed to represent the Negro. A dramatic, suspenseful, humorous trial ensues. The preacher's wife miscarries and a live-in nurse is employed. Matters explode when the nurse starts flirting with the preacher-farmer. A surprise ending concludes the story.
Beyond the Limit\The Right Stuff
Author: Lindsay McKenna,Merline Lovelace
Publisher: HQN Books
View: 7105New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna and revisits a classic Morgan’s Mercenaries tale, and USA TODAY bestseller Merline Lovelace delivers a fan-favorite story of a marine on a mission. Beyond the Limit by Lindsay McKenna Marine engineer Major Pete Trayhern has never faced anything as challenging as vivacious Calandra Roland, in charge of building a crucial power station in war-torn Afghanistan. Since they have to work together smoothly, Pete is determined to ignore the instant sparks between them. But Cali’s courage and disarming directness are slowly making him drop his guard—and igniting feelings he’d given up trusting. The Right Stuff by Merline Lovelace Six feet, two inches of pure male, Major Russ “Mac” McIver has a black-or-white view of the world that allows no compromises. That tends to ruffle Lieutenant Caroline Dunn’s usually unrufflable temper. So when a dangerous mission threw them together, Cari vows to lay down the law with the stubborn Marine--just as soon as she gets her leaping heartbeat under control.
Author: Michael Dobson
View: 3318Many hospitals in the 83 countries classified by the World Bank as Low & Low/Middle income struggle to provide safe anaesthesia. They face problems with unreliable equipment, poor electricity supplies and lack of oxygen that would close down most western hospitals. Equipment that can provide safe anaesthesia in these situations does exist, and this book explains what it is, how it works and how to use it. Systems that use air as carrier gas (Draw-over) and oxygen concentrators as oxygen sources are ideally suited for locations where infrastructure is lacking. The book also explains why a different approach is required, and how a western-trained anaesthetist can adapt to a period of service overseas. Dr Mike Dobson has run and taught courses on Anaesthesia for Developing Countries in Oxford and Africa for 36 years; much of the contents of this book derive from his extensive experience.
Author: Ian Hay
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 2589This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
An Essay on the Lives and Impact of Colonel Herbert S. and Madalene D. Jordan
Author: Ph. D. John Patrick Jordan,Driscoll Jordan Harvey Driscoll Jordan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 9157Early on, Madalene and Herbert S. Jordan realized they had a common focus in life which could easily be summarized as "Duty, Honor, Country and God." Integrity was the hallmark characteristic of them both. When commitments were made, they were honored...without hesitation. With marriage, the commitments were in the wedding vows, never to be violated, and in religion, the commitment was in the baptismal rite which, again, was never to be violated. For Madalene Marie Driscoll, her commitment to God was made as a baby through the promises of her parents and God-parents. All through her life, she was devoted to the Catholic Church, its teachings and its obligations. She spent much time in prayer, and whenever possible spent time in adoration before the Holy Eucharist. At location after location, Army post after Army post, she sewed cassocks and surpluses for the altar boys. Indeed in most posts from the 1930's on, her boys were altar servers. She was dedicated to reading scripture and religious books, attending novenas and prayed the rosary on basically a daily basis. She frequently went to daily Mass and was a dedicated parishioner in the chapels and churches wherever she lived. Priests treasured her ability to get things done. She always hoped that one of her sons would become a priest, but was pleased to have a nephew and brother who were priests in the Passionist Order, Father Godfrey Poage and Father Louis Driscoll. Herbert Spencer Jordan was raised as a Congregationalist, but following the marriage to Madalene he attended Catholic Mass with the family on special occasions. After their son Bert's sudden death in the Korean War in September 1950, Herbert began studying with a Jesuit priest and in 1951 became a Roman Catholic. He embraced that commitment with total heart and soul, and became a stalwart convert, frequently reading religious books and a lot of religious history. In prayer life, they really became a pair as they had in marriage. Indeed, they embedded in their sons the characteristics which their parents manifested...INTEGRITY...DUTY...HONOR...COUNTRY...GOD. This manifestation showed up in many ways. In entering a car, Mom always quietly said a prayer. Dad never used a foul or profane word...and didn't allow anyone in his home or who worked for him to use any such language. Wherever they traveled with the Army, the two of them would become close friends with Catholic priests and sisters in their parishes. In Dad's case, this happened long before he became a Catholic. They were always generous in giving to church and charities. In fact, our family home often became the site for parish- or Army chapel-based activities, and especially for raising money for struggling churches during World War II. What a model set of parents!!
Author: Merline Lovelace
View: 5302USA TODAY bestseller Merline Lovelace delivers two fan-favorite stories of soldiers on a mission. The Right Stuff Six feet, two inches of pure male, Major Russ “Mac” McIver has a black-or-white view of the world that allows no compromises. That tends to ruffle Lieutenant Caroline Dunn’s usually unrufflable temper. So when a dangerous mission threw them together, Cari vows to lay down the law with the stubborn Marine--just as soon as she gets her leaping heartbeat under control. A Question of Intent U.S. Army Major Jill Bradshaw is used to giving orders, not taking them—so when she met brusque Commander Cody Richardson, the medical officer in charge of her top secret mission, she was a little taken aback. Of course she’s also taken with him—a problem, because despite his sterling credentials, she wasn’t exactly sure who he was. Cody had always maintained protocol at all costs—it’s all for the best, because he has secrets to keep—and Jill is best kept at a distance....
Author: Joshua Hale Fialkov
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
View: 6836After an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Captain Midnight, a drunken Skyman accidentally kills an innocent man! Turns out he's not only an overly patriotic zealot; he's also a dangerous PR nightmare. Needing a new face for their initiative ASAP, the Skyman Program turns to US Air Force Sgt. Eric Reid: a wounded veteran on the ropes, looking for a new lease on life. But the new Skyman is nobody's stooge. They tried to make the perfect weapon, but they got a hero instead. Joshua Hale Fialkov is a writer of the Emmy-nominated animated film Afro Samurai: Resurrection and the Eisner-nominated Tumor.
Author: Terence McCarthy
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 4232Terry McCarthy was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended Marquette University and received his Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California. Mr. McCarthy served as an intelligence officer in the United States Army, where he developed a flair for analysis and writing. His most notable work was a 604- page historical document entitled "Cambodia's Involvement in the Vietnam Conflict (1964-1970)." This document was recently declassified and released. He has written one book of poetry entitled Courtship and Marriage which was published in 1988. In addition, he has put together a 50-poem manuscript on his life experiences which he is looking to get published. Since retiring from the military, Mr. McCarthy has devoted his life over the past 19 years to community ministry and actively working as a professional fund-raiser and executive director for several non-profit corporations.