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Bailey Cove Evening - The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe began The Right Stuff at a time when it was unfashionable to contemplate American heroism. Nixon had left the White House in disgrace, the nation was reeling from the catastrophe of Vietnam, and in 1979--the year the book appeared--Americans were being held hostage by Iranian militants. Yet it was exactly the anachronistic courage of his subjects that captivated Wolfe. In his foreword, he notes that as late as 1970, almost one in four career Navy pilots died in accidents. "The Right Stuff," he explains, "became a story of why men were willing--willing?--delighted!--to take on such odds in this, an era literary people had long since characterized as the age of the anti-hero." A 'Fit For Life' event. [check the catalog]

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Title: 
The Right Stuff
Author: 
Tom Wolfe
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Date: 
Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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