Rocket Boys: A Memoir (Abridged / Compact Disc)
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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. Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Homer Hickam's lush, lyrical memoir is a marvelously entertaining chronicle of triumph.
About the Author
Homer H. Hickam, Jr., was born and raised in Coalwood, West Virginia. The author of Torpedo Junction,"" a Military History Book of the Month Club selection, as well as numerous articles for such publications as "Smithsonian Air and Space" and "American History Illustrated," he is a NASA payload training manager for the International Space Program and lives in Huntsville, Alabama.
"A thoroughly charming memoir . . . [An] eloquent evocation of a lost time and place." -- The New York Times