The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff Author Tom Wolfe
ISBN-10 1429961325
Release 2008-03-04
Pages 448
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From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review) Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff Author Tom Wolfe
ISBN-10 9780099479376
Release 2005
Pages 436
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What is it, I wondered, that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan, or Saturn rocket, and wait for someone to light the fuse? I decided on the simplest approach possible. I would ask a few of the astronauts and find out... The men had it. Yeager. Conrad. Grissom. Glenn. Heroes. The first Americans in space - battling the Russians for control of the heavens, putting their lives on the line. The women had it. While Mr Wonderful was aloft, it tore your heart out that the Hero's Wife, down on the ground, had to perform with the whole world watching. The Right Stuff. It's the quality beyond bravery, beyond courage.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff Author Tom Wolfe
ISBN-10 1579124585
Release 2004
Pages 265
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Enhanced by hundreds of period photographs, presents an illustrated edition of the classic portrait of America's early space program and its first astronauts.

All the Right Stuff

All the Right Stuff Author Walter Dean Myers
ISBN-10 9780062114280
Release 2012-04-24
Pages 240
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New 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.

Choosing the Right Stuff

Choosing the Right Stuff Author Patricia A. Santy
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031820908
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 324
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In response to NASA's refusal to acknowledge and address the psychological factors of space flight, and in view of plans for longer missions of exploration, Santy, formerly a Medical Officer at NASA Johnson Space Center and the crew surgeon for a number of shuttle missions, including Challenger, ex

Training the Right Stuff

Training the Right Stuff Author Mark A Frankel
ISBN-10 0764350307
Release 2016-05-28
Pages 352
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A comprehensive study of the training aircraft used to transition the United States military into the jet age. At the end of World War II, high-performance jets with unfamiliar operating characteristics were replacing propeller-driven airplanes. As accident rates soared, the Air Force and Navy recognized the need to develop new trainers to introduce fledgling as well as experienced pilots to jet flight. The first step occurred in 1948, when a two-seat jet trainer, the T-33, was developed with private funds. It was welcomed by the Air Force and subsequently the Navy, allowing both services to start building modern air arms. Over time other new trainers were developed to serve specific needs while innovations, such as high fidelity simulators, accelerated the process, reduced costs, and increased safety. The evolution continues today with the goal of producing high-quality newly winged aviators for assignment to operational squadrons.

Adam Levy Play the Right Stuff

Adam Levy  Play the Right Stuff Author Adam Levy
ISBN-10 145742133X
Pages 0
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Join 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.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff Author Lori Wilde
ISBN-10 9781426831089
Release 2009-04-01
Pages 224
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Subject: 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!

The Right Stuff Comes in Black Too

The Right Stuff Comes in Black  Too Author Thomas Mensah
ISBN-10 1618565192
Release 2014-03-11
Pages 114
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I was very fortunate to have met the "Incredible Dr. Mensah, A Genius " as Ebony Magazine describes him because as an Executive at Verizon Wireless Corporation a Giant in the Telecommunication and Internet, space I know first-hand what Fiber Optics has meant to our industry and anyone who uses the smartphone or mobile devices to access our modern day internet. Fiber Optics impact on the explosive growth of the Internet globally is incalculable. Fiber Optics, one of the key innovations in this century, has brought us companies in the Social Media space like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and helped launch search companies like Google Inc, etc. These companies rely on fiber optics to transmit Voice, data, video, photos, etc. at the speed of light. Dr. Thomas Mensah is one of the key innovators and inventors of Fiber Optics, with 7 patents awarded in six year time frame. These patents led to the spread of fiber optics in the US and abroad, due to the reduction of manufacturing costs of the fiber that led to the replacement of copper cables with this more efficient media with greater bandwidth. Dr. Mensah can be placed in the same category like Bill Gates of Microsoft, Vint Cerf of Google, Elon Musk of space X and Steve Jobs of Apple all great innovators in the Internet age. His inventions produced ultra strong optical fibers used in undersea cables that connect continents and countries, thereby extending the global reach of the modern day internet. Charles Henry, Vice President Verizon Wireless.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff Author
ISBN-10 9780375851285
Release 2009-01-13
Pages 40
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The Wonder Pets, Nickelodeon’s littlest stars, are larger than life in this giant coloring book that includes over 100 stickers!

Made from the Right Stuff

Made from the Right Stuff Author Ph. D. John Patrick Jordan
ISBN-10 9781438974385
Release 2009-07-01
Pages 120
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Early 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!!

Left Brain Right Stuff

Left Brain  Right Stuff Author Phil Rosenzweig
ISBN-10 9781847659736
Release 2014-02-06
Pages 435
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Dozens of books have been published recently on the errors and biases that affect our judgments and choices. Drawing on cognitive science, their lessons are excellent for many kinds of decisions - consumer choice and financial investments, for example - but stop short of addressing many of the most important decisions we face in management, where we can actively influence outcomes and where competitive forces mean we have to outperform rivals. As Phil Rosenzweig shows, drawing on examples from business, sports and politics, this sort of decision-making relies on mastering two very different abilities. First, the analytical problem-solving skills associated with the brain's left hemisphere; and second, what Tom Wolfe called 'the Right Stuff': the ability to take calculated risks. Bringing fresh and often surprising insights to topics including confidence and overconfidence, the uses and limits of decision models, leadership and authenticity, expert performance and deliberate practice, competitive bidding and new venture management, Left Brain, Right Stuff, the myth-busting follow-up to The Halo Effect, explains how to perform when making even the most difficult decisions.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff Author Ian Hay
ISBN-10 9781776674855
Release 2016-12-01
Pages 238
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Though he comes from a humble Scottish family of farmers, Robert Fordyce has his ambitions set high. He lands a prominent political post in London and tries his hardest to blend in among the British upper crust. Gradually, Robert forms a tight bond with his boss' quirky but kind family, and that relationship helps put him at ease.

Chesapeake Light Tackle the Right Stuff

Chesapeake Light Tackle   the Right Stuff Author Shawn Kimbro
ISBN-10 0692335536
Release 2015-01-01
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Shawn Kimbro's exciting follow-up to the top-selling Chesapeake Light Tackle, The Right Stuff provides and in-depth analysis of the traits, techniques, and attitudes of highly-successful Mid-Atlantic fishermen.

Right Stuff Wrong Sex

Right Stuff  Wrong Sex Author Margaret A. Weitekamp
ISBN-10 0801883946
Release 2005-10-26
Pages 256
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Margaret Weitekamp traces the rise and fall of the Lovelace Woman in Space program within the context of the cold war and the thriving women's aviation culture of the 1950s, showing how the Lovelace trainees challenged prevailing attitudes about women's roles and capabilities. In examining the experiences of the would-be Lady Astronauts, this study documents the achievements and frustrated hopes of a remarkable group of women.

Choosing the Right Stuff

Choosing the Right Stuff Author
ISBN-10 1921208406
Release 2007
Pages 154
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This up-to-date and informative guide aims to increase your awareness of the contents of the food you eat every day.

The right stuff

The right stuff Author Tom Charity
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040572532
Release 1997
Pages 95
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The 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.