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Rocket boys : a memoir / Homer H. Hickam, Jr.

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Killingly Library YA/B HICKAM (Text to phone) 34040143549471 Young Adult Biography Checked out 07/02/2019
Oxford Public Library YAB HIC (Text to phone) 33530144386395 Young Adult Biography Available -
Putnam Public Library YA B HICKAM (Text to phone) 33610109557139 Young Adult Biography Available -
Salem Free Public Library YB HICKAM (Text to phone) 33640119602096 Young Adult Biography Available -
Southbury Public Library B HICKAM HICKAM pb (Text to phone) 34019084653203 Adult Biography Available -
Warren Public Library BIO HICKMAN (Text to phone) 33720121936367 Adult Biography Available -
Weston Public Library YA B HICKAM (Text to phone) 34053145551304 Young Adult Summer Reading Available -

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Subject: Hickam, Homer H 1943-
Aerospace engineers United States Biography

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Rocket Boys
Rocket Boys
by Hickam Jr., Homer H.
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Rocket Boys


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. Now with 8 pages of photographs. A number-one New York Times bestseller in mass market, brought to the screen in the acclaimed film October Sky, Homer Hickam's memoir, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, comes to trade paperback with an all-new photo insert. 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.
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