Rocket Boys

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Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys

  • Author: Homer Hickam
  • Publisher: Dell
  • ISBN: 9780440333876
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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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. 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

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Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys

A True Story

  • Author: Homer H. Hickam
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781857029901
  • Category: Aerospace engineers
  • Page: 368
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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

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Charlie and the Rocket Boy

Charlie and the Rocket Boy

  • Author: Hilary McKay
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781407103532
  • Category: Boys
  • Page: 73
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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?

From Rocket Boys to October Sky

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From Rocket Boys to October Sky

From Rocket Boys to October Sky

How the Classic Memoir Rocket Boys Was Written and the Hit Movie October Sky Was Made

  • Author: Homer H. Hickam
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781492746591
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 110
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"Be with Hickam as he struggles with the complexities of how a major Hollywood motion picture is made, and how he disagreed with aspects of the film even while he admired the dedication and professionalism of the men and women making it. Readers will also be alongside Hickam as he writes the book and with the director, producers, actors and crew as they create one of the most beloved movies ever "-- provided by publisher.

Astrofuturism

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Astrofuturism

Astrofuturism

Science, Race, and Visions of Utopia in Space

  • Author: De Witt Douglas Kilgore
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812200667
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 304
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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.

Differentiated Reading for Comprehension, Grade 3

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Differentiated Reading for Comprehension, Grade 3

Differentiated Reading for Comprehension, Grade 3

  • Author: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • ISBN: 1483804887
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 64
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Differentiated Reading for Comprehension is designed to provide high-interest, nonfiction reading success for all readers. This 64-page book focuses on third grade reading skills defined by the Common Core State Standards. Each of 15 stories is presented separately for the below-level, on-level, and advanced students, followed by a series of comprehension questions. Grade three covers such standards as how key details support the main idea, understanding the relationships and connections between parts of a text, and developing an understanding point of view. --This series allows teachers to present the same content to below-level, on-level, and advanced students with leveled nonfiction stories. It includes multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true/false questions; short-answer writing practice; and comprehension questions. Students stay interested, build confidence, and discover that reading can be fun! The reading passages are separated into sections with titles such as Extreme Places, Amazing People, Wild Animals, Strange and Unexplained, Fascinating Machines, and Amazing Kids.

October Sky

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October Sky

October Sky

A Memoir

  • Author: Homer H. Hickam
  • Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780440235507
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 428
  • View: 8090
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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.

Selections from Calcutta Gazettes of the Years 1789, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796, and 1797

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Selections from Calcutta Gazettes of the Years 1789, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796, and 1797

Selections from Calcutta Gazettes of the Years 1789, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796, and 1797

Showing the Political and Social Condition of the English in India, Seventy Years Ago. Vol. II

  • Author: Walter Scott Seton-Karr
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: British
  • Page: 613
  • View: 8567
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