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📒Rocket Boys ✍ Homer Hickam
✏Rocket Boys Book Summary : 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 end of the 1950s, it is the story of a mother's love and a father's fears, of growing up and getting out. With the grace of a natural storyteller, Homer Hickam looks back after a distinguished NASA career to tell his own true story of growing up in a dying coal town and of how, against the odds, he made his dreams of launching rockets into outer space come true. A story of romance and loss and a keen portrait of life at an extraordinary point in American history, Rocket Boys is a chronicle of triumph.
📒Rocket Boys ✍ Homer H. Hickam
✏Rocket Boys Book Summary : Wheeler Publishing, Inc. is proud to introduce our New affordable paperback Large Print books. We hand-picked a selection of our most recent best-selling titles and are offering them in a paperback version at less than half off the hardcover price. These paperbacks are designed for libraries with limited budgets, or those who would like additional copies of their strong circulating titles. (All Large Print Press paperback titles are currently available from Wheeler in hardcover.). The quality of these books are in keeping with Wheeler's famous high standards. The trim size is 6X9" and the text is set at 16 point. All have full-color covers and are designed for easy reading and comfort. Because many libraries enjoy the convenience and savings of our standing order plans, we will offer a Large Print Press Paperback Standing Order. This standing order includes 16 titles annually, and will entitle you to a 10% discount. If you currently have another standing order with Wheeler, we'll pay your shipping and handling as well. Because of our already low prices, we will not offer a 10% discount on individual titles ordered.
📒Charlie And The Rocket Boy And Charlie And The Great Escape ✍ Hilary Mckay
✏Charlie and the Rocket Boy and Charlie and the Great Escape Book Summary : Charlie is an irresistibly funny little brother who manages to get into all kinds of scrapes. Whether he's trying to hinder or help his brother Max and best friend Henry, trouble is guaranteed! Rocket Boy The new boy at school says his dad is on a rocket, flying to a star. Charlie knows Zachary is lying. No one has a dad that cool - do they? Great Escape Fed up of being picked on by his family, Charlie runs away - to Henry's house. The only problem is, Charlie forgot how QUIET runaways need to be . . .
📒The Rocket Boys Of Nih ✍ Don Luckett
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📒Astrofuturism ✍ De Witt Douglas Kilgore
✏Astrofuturism Book Summary : Astrofuturism: Science, Race, and Visions of Utopia in Space is the first full-scale analysis of an aesthetic, scientific, and political movement that sought the amelioration of racial difference and social antagonisms through the conquest of space. Drawing on the popular science writing and science fiction of an eclectic group of scientists, engineers, and popular writers, De Witt Douglas Kilgore investigates how the American tradition of technological utopianism responded to the political upheavals of the twentieth century. Founded in the imperial politics and utopian schemes of the nineteenth century, astrofuturism envisions outer space as an endless frontier that offers solutions to the economic and political problems that dominate the modern world. Its advocates use the conventions of technological and scientific conquest to consolidate or challenge the racial and gender hierarchies codified in narratives of exploration. Because the icon of space carries both the imperatives of an imperial past and the democratic hopes of its erstwhile subjects, its study exposes the ideals and contradictions endemic to American culture. Kilgore argues that in the decades following the Second World War the subject of race became the most potent signifier of political crisis for the predominantly white and male ranks of astrofuturism. In response to criticism inspired by the civil rights movement and the new left, astrofuturists imagined space frontiers that could extend the reach of the human species and heal its historical wounds. Their work both replicated dominant social presuppositions and supplied the resources necessary for the critical utopian projects that emerged from the antiracist, socialist, and feminist movements of the twentieth century. This survey of diverse bodies of literature conveys the dramatic and creative syntheses that astrofuturism envisions between people and machines, social imperatives and political hope, physical knowledge and technological power. Bringing American studies, utopian literature, popular conceptions of race and gender, and the cultural study of science and technology into dialogue, Astrofuturism will provide scholars of American culture, fans of science fiction, and readers of science writing with fresh perspectives on both canonical and cutting-edge astrofuturist visions.
📒Charlie And The Rocket Boy ✍ Hilary McKay
✏Charlie and the Rocket Boy Book Summary : There's a new boy in Charlie's class. Zachary says his dad is away on a rocket, flying to a star, but Charlie knows better. Zachary is a liar, liar, pants on fire! ...Or is he?
📒Elbow ✍ Elbow
✏Elbow Book Summary : Build a Rocket Boys! is the fifth studio album by multi-award winning band Elbow, and follows the phenomenal success of The Seldom Seen Kid. This album-matching songbook contains all the songs from the album including the singles "Lippy Kids" and "Neat Little Rows," all arranged for piano and voice with guitar chords.
📒Hardy Boys 57 The Firebird Rocket ✍ Franklin W. Dixon
✏Hardy Boys 57 The Firebird Rocket Book Summary : The launching of the Firebird Rocket is endangered when a famous rocket scientist disappears without a trace on his way to the Woomera Monitoring Station in Australia. Assigned to the case, Fenton Hardy tells his sons he needs their help. And Frank and Joe must turn down a request that they find the missing son of a prominent senator. With courage, wit, and clever detective work, the young detectives begin to close in on the enemy, only to discover that the tables have been turned. Captured by their cunning adversaries, the Hardys face certain death! Will they escape? Will the Firebird Rocket ever be launched?
📒October Sky ✍ Homer H. Hickam
✏October Sky Book Summary : The author traces the boyhood enthusiasm for rockets that eventually led to a career at NASA, describing how he built model rockets in the family garage in West Virginia, inspired by the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik. Originally published as Rocket Boys. Reissue.
📒Ball Bat And Bitumen ✍ L.M. Sutter
✏Ball Bat and Bitumen Book Summary : They emerged from the mines, shook off the coal dust, and stepped onto the diamond. From the early 1900s to the 1950s, baseball games between mine workers were a small-town phenomenon, each team attracting avid and intensely loyal fans. Talented part-time athletes competed at the amateur, semi-pro and professional levels. Equally competitive were the coal company officials, who often brought in ringers, or players of exceptional ability, giving them easier jobs above ground or a padded pay packet. Based on interviews with surviving players, families of deceased players, and contemporary sources, this thoroughgoing history covers not only teams and leagues but their function within the mining communities of Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia. The book features a special section on African-American mining teams, a coalfield map and many photographs.