The Astronaut Wives Club

The Astronaut Wives Club
Author: Lily Koppel
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN: 9781455503247
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Astronaut Wives Club Book Excerpt:

AN ABC TV SERIES PREMIERING JUNE 18, 2015! As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; JFK made it clear that platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was his favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived with a secret that needed to stay hidden from NASA. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, providing one another with support and friendship, coffee and cocktails. As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragedy began to touch their lives-the wives continued to rally together, forming bonds that would withstand the test of time, and they have stayed friends for over half a century. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.

The Astronaut Wives Club

The Astronaut Wives Club
Author: Lily Koppel
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-06-06
ISBN: 0755362616
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Astronaut Wives Club Book Excerpt:

As American astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from shy military spouses to American royalty: having tea with Jackie Kennedy, attending high society galas, and being featured on the cover of Life magazine. They quickly grew into fashion icons, donning sherbet-swirled Pucci dresses and lacquering their hair into extravagant rocket styles (to match their husbands' spaceships). Annie Glenn was the envy of the other wives, with her many magazine features; platinum-blonde bombshell Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favourite; homely Betty Grissom worried her husband was having affairs; Louise Shepard just wanted to be left alone to her card games; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a dirty secret. Together they rallied to form the Astronaut Wives Club, which has now turned into over 40 years of enduring friendship. Sexy and sophisticated, rich in melodrama, and set against the uniquely atmospheric backdrop of the Space Age, THE ASTRONAUTS' WIVES CLUB tells the real story behind some of the biggest heroes in American history, chronicling their romantic, domestic, and public dramas during the Mad Men era.

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel Conversation Starters A True Story

The Astronaut Wives Club  by Lily Koppel   Conversation Starters  A True Story
Author: dailyBooks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel Conversation Starters A True Story Book Excerpt:

The Astronaut Wives Club: by Lily Koppel | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: The Astronaut Wives Club, Lily Koppel's latest nonfiction book, tells the stories of the wives of the astronauts who were part of the space program during the space race of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. History has typically told the story of the astronauts, but not much is known about the wives and children until now. The wives went from being military wives to the closest thing America had to royalty overnight. They went on to have tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the covers of magazines, and went to many press conferences all while keeping things together at home. The wives formed a close bond that withstood the many divorces and tragedies that occurred. Their bond eventually led them to form The Astronaut Wives Club. The Astronaut Wives Club became a New York Times Best Seller. An American television series inspired by the book premiered on the television network ABC on June 18, 2015. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Astronaut Wives Club. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Women in Space Following Valentina

Women in Space   Following Valentina
Author: David J. Shayler,Shayler David,Ian A. Moule
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 814
Release: 2005-04-06
ISBN: 9781852337445
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Space Following Valentina Book Excerpt:

* This is the only book that provides the full story of the role of women in space exploration. * Previously unpublished photographs of various aspects of training and participation in spaceflights are included. * Personal interviews with female cosmonauts and astronauts. * Traces the history of female aviation milestones from the early part of the 20th Century to the current space programme.

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel Trivia On Books

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel  Trivia On Books
Author: Trivion Books
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 73
Release: 2016-09-09
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel Trivia On Books Book Excerpt:

Trivia-on-Book: The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

The Astronaut s Wife

The Astronaut s Wife
Author: Stacey Morgan
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2022-02
ISBN: 1496454626
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Astronaut s Wife Book Excerpt:

Includes a Q&A with the author and a discussion guide.

Trivia On Books the Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel

Trivia On Books the Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel
Author: Trivion Books
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2017-02-17
ISBN: 9781538017609
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trivia On Books the Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel Book Excerpt:

Trivia-On-Books The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: - 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author - Insightful commentary to answer every question - Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group - Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Far Side of the Moon

Far Side of the Moon
Author: Liisa Jorgensen
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN: 9781641606066
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Far Side of the Moon Book Excerpt:

The decades-long love story of a NASA commander and the leader of the Astronaut Wives Club Far Side of the Moonis the untold, fully authorized story of the lives of Frank and Susan Borman. One was a famous astronaut--an instrumental part of the Apollo space program--but the other was just as much a warrior. This real-life love story is far from a fairy tale. Life as a military wife was beyond demanding, but Susan always rose to the occasion. When Frank joined NASA and was selected to command the first mission to orbit the moon, Susan's well-hidden depression and alcoholism finally came to light. Frank had to come to terms with how his "mission above all else" mentality contributed to his wife's suffering. As Susan healed, she was able to begin helping others who suffered in silence from mental illness and addiction. Discover how Frank and Susan's love and commitment to each other is still overcoming life's challenges, even beyond their years as an Apollo commander and the founder of the Astronaut Wives Club.

Rare Earth Mettle

Rare Earth Mettle
Author: Al Smith
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2022-01-24
ISBN: 1350176958
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rare Earth Mettle Book Excerpt:

You don't tell an American to switch off her light; you build her a better light bulb. A leading British doctor with a radical plan to save the NHS and a Silicon Valley billionaire with a radical plan to halt climate change, meet outside an abandoned train on a salt flat in South America. A landscape so bright in its whiteness that it isn't easy to look at, and so uninterrupted in its flatness there's no echo. For Kimsa and his daughter who live there, the arrival of these strangers initially seems like an opportunity. Until they both stake their claim on the land, each following their ruthless pursuit of 'the greater good'. Al Smith's landmark play premieres at the Royal Court following his 2016 hit Harrogate which saw him nominated for Most Promising Playwright at the 2017 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

Radio

Radio
Author: Al Smith
Publsiher: Methuen Drama
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2019-07-10
ISBN: 9781350138384
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radio Book Excerpt:

Lying there, drifting up into those ancient lights was exactly like looking into the past. It is looking into the past. History, I think, is just a property of light. Charlie Fairbanks was born in the dead center of the United States at the dead center of the twentieth century. Americans are going to the Moon and Charlie's sure he'll be the first one there. But as he shines his spotlight on the Moon, so too does it illuminate the darker side to his nation's history. Radio is a story about memory, love and spaceships.

All That Outer Space Allows

All That Outer Space Allows
Author: Ian Sales
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-04-16
ISBN: 9780993141720
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All That Outer Space Allows Book Excerpt:

It is 1965 and Ginny Eckhardt is a science fiction writer. She's been published in the big science fiction magazines and is friends with many of the popular science fiction authors of the day. Her husband, Walden, has just been selected by NASA as one of the New Nineteen Apollo astronauts... which means Ginny will be a member of the Astronaut Wives Club. Although the realities of spaceflight fascinate Ginny, her genders bars her from the United State space programme. Her science fiction offers little in the way of consolation-but perhaps there is something she can do about that... Covering the years 1965 to 1972, when Walden Eckhardt lifts-off aboard Apollo 15 as the mission's lunar module pilot, this is Ginny's life: wife, science fiction writer, astronaut wife... because that is ALL THAT OUTER SPACE ALLOWS.

Harrogate

Harrogate
Author: Al Smith
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 91
Release: 2015-11-18
ISBN: 1474265960
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harrogate Book Excerpt:

There's gossip going around that we're all like him. That we're all paper thin, that it's all been painted over, and each one of us is gonna sit down one day and not be able to stand up, like we've disappeared to ourselves. Harrogate tells the story of a father struggling to confront his obsessions head-on without destroying his family. It is a play about how we perform versions of ourselves depending on what company we keep, and how we project onto others versions of the people we want to see, rather than accepting who stands in front of us. The play is a triptych about obsession, repression and lust. It received its world premiere on the 11 September 2015 as part of the HighTide Theatre Festival.

A Man on the Moon

A Man on the Moon
Author: Andrew Chaikin
Publsiher: Time Life Medical
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Moon
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Man on the Moon Book Excerpt:

A photographic history of the Apollo lunar missions as recalled by the astronauts who took part in the historic achievement. Volume two covers the Apollo 12, 13, and 14 missions.

Newsweek

Newsweek
Author: Raymond Moley,Samuel Thurston Williamson,Malcolm Muir,Rex Smith,Joseph Becker Phillips
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1268
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business and politics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Newsweek Book Excerpt:

Light this Candle

Light this Candle
Author: Neal Thompson
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Light this Candle Book Excerpt:

A portrait of Mercury Seven team member Alan Shepard, America's first man into space, describes his achievements as a test pilot, competitive nature, and career-challenging struggles with illness.

Theatre Record

Theatre Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Theater
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre Record Book Excerpt:

Lunar explorers

Lunar explorers
Author: Andrew Chaikin,Time-Life Books
Publsiher: Time Life Medical
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Moon
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lunar explorers Book Excerpt:

1. One giant leap. 2. The odyssey continues. 3. Lunar explorers.

The Mercury 13

The Mercury 13
Author: Martha Ackmann
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2004-07-13
ISBN: 0375758933
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mercury 13 Book Excerpt:

For readers of The Astronaut Wives Club, The Mercury 13 reveals the little-known true story of the remarkable women who trained for NASA space flight. In 1961, just as NASA launched its first man into space, a group of women underwent secret testing in the hopes of becoming America’s first female astronauts. They passed the same battery of tests at the legendary Lovelace Foundation as did the Mercury 7 astronauts, but they were summarily dismissed by the boys’ club at NASA and on Capitol Hill. The USSR sent its first woman into space in 1963; the United States did not follow suit for another twenty years. For the first time, Martha Ackmann tells the story of the dramatic events surrounding these thirteen remarkable women, all crackerjack pilots and patriots who sometimes sacrificed jobs and marriages for a chance to participate in America’s space race against the Soviet Union. In addition to talking extensively to these women, Ackmann interviewed Chuck Yeager, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, and others at NASA and in the White House with firsthand knowledge of the program, and includes here never-before-seen photographs of the Mercury 13 passing their Lovelace tests. Despite the crushing disappointment of watching their dreams being derailed, the Mercury 13 went on to extraordinary achievement in their lives: Jerrie Cobb, who began flying when she was so small she had to sit on pillows to see out of the cockpit, dedicated her life to flying solo missions to the Amazon rain forest; Wally Funk, who talked her way into the Lovelace trials, went on to become one of the first female FAA investigators; Janey Hart, mother of eight and, at age forty, the oldest astronaut candidate, had the political savvy to steer the women through congressional hearings and later helped found the National Organization for Women. A provocative tribute to these extraordinary women, The Mercury 13 is an unforgettable story of determination, resilience, and inextinguishable hope.

GI Brides

GI Brides
Author: Duncan Barrett,Nuala Calvi
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN: 0062328069
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GI Brides Book Excerpt:

For readers enchanted by the bestsellers The Astronaut Wives Club, The Girls of Atomic City, and Summer at Tiffany’s, an absorbing tale of romance and resilience—the true story of four British women who crossed the Atlantic for love, coming to America at the end of World War II to make a new life with the American servicemen they married. The “friendly invasion” of Britain by over a million American G.I.s bewitched a generation of young women deprived of male company during the Second World War. With their exotic accents, smart uniforms, and aura of Hollywood glamour, the G.I.s easily conquered their hearts, leaving British boys fighting abroad green with envy. But for girls like Sylvia, Margaret, Gwendolyn, and even the skeptical Rae, American soldiers offered something even more tantalizing than chocolate, chewing gum, and nylon stockings: an escape route from Blitz-ravaged Britain, an opportunity for a new life in affluent, modern America. Through the stories of these four women, G.I. Brides illuminates the experiences of war brides who found themselves in a foreign culture thousands of miles away from family and friends, with men they hardly knew. Some struggled with the isolation of life in rural America, or found their soldier less than heroic in civilian life. But most persevered, determined to turn their wartime romance into a lifelong love affair, and prove to those back home that a Hollywood ending of their own was possible. G.I. Brides includes an eight-pages insert that features 45-black-and-white photos.

Two Complete Books

Two Complete Books
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publsiher: Wings
Total Pages: 746
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780517119983
Category: Astronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Complete Books Book Excerpt:

A single volume contains two New York Times best-sellers by a popular contemporary author, The Right Stuff and Bonfire of the Vanities, both of which have been made into major motion pictures.