All the Right Stuff

All the Right Stuff
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN: 006211428X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Right Stuff Book Excerpt:

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.

Beyond the Limit The Right Stuff

Beyond the Limit   The Right Stuff
Author: Lindsay McKenna,Merline Lovelace
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 1488099790
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Limit The Right Stuff Book Excerpt:

New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna and revisits a classic Morgan’s Mercenaries tale, and USA TODAY bestseller Merline Lovelace delivers a fan-favorite story of a marine on a mission. Beyond the Limit by Lindsay McKenna Marine engineer Major Pete Trayhern has never faced anything as challenging as vivacious Calandra Roland, in charge of building a crucial power station in war-torn Afghanistan. Since they have to work together smoothly, Pete is determined to ignore the instant sparks between them. But Cali’s courage and disarming directness are slowly making him drop his guard—and igniting feelings he’d given up trusting. The Right Stuff by Merline Lovelace Six feet, two inches of pure male, Major Russ “Mac” McIver has a black-or-white view of the world that allows no compromises. That tends to ruffle Lieutenant Caroline Dunn’s usually unrufflable temper. So when a dangerous mission threw them together, Cari vows to lay down the law with the stubborn Marine--just as soon as she gets her leaping heartbeat under control.

The Right Stuff A Question of Intent

The Right Stuff   A Question of Intent
Author: Merline Lovelace
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 1488037213
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Right Stuff A Question of Intent Book Excerpt:

USA TODAY bestseller Merline Lovelace delivers two fan-favorite stories of soldiers on a mission. The Right Stuff Six feet, two inches of pure male, Major Russ “Mac” McIver has a black-or-white view of the world that allows no compromises. That tends to ruffle Lieutenant Caroline Dunn’s usually unrufflable temper. So when a dangerous mission threw them together, Cari vows to lay down the law with the stubborn Marine--just as soon as she gets her leaping heartbeat under control. A Question of Intent U.S. Army Major Jill Bradshaw is used to giving orders, not taking them—so when she met brusque Commander Cody Richardson, the medical officer in charge of her top secret mission, she was a little taken aback. Of course she’s also taken with him—a problem, because despite his sterling credentials, she wasn’t exactly sure who he was. Cody had always maintained protocol at all costs—it’s all for the best, because he has secrets to keep—and Jill is best kept at a distance....

Delivering the Right Stuff How the Airlines Evolution in Human Factors Delivered Safety and Operational Excellence

Delivering the Right Stuff  How the Airlines   Evolution in Human Factors Delivered Safety and Operational Excellence
Author: Andrew J. Dingee
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2018
ISBN: 1483487121
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delivering the Right Stuff How the Airlines Evolution in Human Factors Delivered Safety and Operational Excellence Book Excerpt:

Examines the airlines investigations into "human factors" of accidents and details how key findings from the investigations, started the change that led to better tools for safety and operational excellence.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-06-11
ISBN: 1448181976
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Right Stuff Book Excerpt:

A wonderful novel and perfect book club choice, The Right Stuff is a wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's early space programme. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY US ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY 'What is it,' asks Tom Wolfe, 'that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle...and wait for someone to light the fuse?' Arrogance? Stupidity? Courage? Or, simply, that quality we call 'the right stuff'? A monument to the men who battled to beat the Russians into space, The Right Stuff is a voyage into the mythology of the American space programme, and a dizzying dive into the sweat, fear, beauty and danger of being on the white-hot edge of history in the making. 'Tom Wolfe at his very best... Learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic...The Right Stuff is superb' New York Times Book Review

Right Stuff Wrong Sex

Right Stuff  Wrong Sex
Author: Margaret A. Weitekamp
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780801883941
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Right Stuff Wrong Sex Book Excerpt:

space program and the rise of the women's movement in America.

Saving the Right Stuff

Saving the Right Stuff
Author: United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Records Administration
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 915
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Public records
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Ian Hay
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1910
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe

The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2020-03
ISBN: 9784871871167
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe Book Excerpt:

Men first flew into space in 1961, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of that adventure: namely, the perceptions and goals of the astronauts themselves, aloft and during certain remarkable odysseys on earth.

Jet set

Jet set
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Air bases
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tom Wolfe s America Heroes Pranksters and Fools

Tom Wolfe s America  Heroes  Pranksters  and Fools
Author: Kevin T. McEneaney
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2009-04-30
ISBN: 0313365458
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tom Wolfe s America Heroes Pranksters and Fools Book Excerpt:

While The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities remain perhaps his best-known works, Tom Wolfe's journalism and fiction continues to enjoy a large audience, perhaps chiefly because of the variety of his subjects and his controversial approach to them. Here, McEneaney offers an account of the man and his works, explaining along the way Wolfe's use of irony, his obsessive themes, and even his use of pranks. More comprehensive in scope than any preceding book on Wolfe, it offers accurate and accessible commentary based upon what Wolfe admits about his own work. In this new book, Wolfe's work is put in journalistic and literary context. The reliability of Wolfe's journalism is discussed, especially when there are alternative narrations to events he has depicted. McEneaney also examines the Wolfe's use of pranks that he plays on readers at times, and uncovers the influences on Wolfe that have contributed to his unique style. Finally, the author discusses Wolfe's impact on other writers. Readers will gain access into Wolfe's world through this detailed and colorful work.

Spacefarers

Spacefarers
Author: Michael J. Neufeld
Publsiher: Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2013-11-06
ISBN: 1935623257
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spacefarers Book Excerpt:

The recent 50th anniversaries of the first human spaceflights by the Soviet Union and the United States, and the 30th anniversary of the launching of the first U.S. Space Shuttle mission, have again brought to mind the pioneering accomplishments of the first quarter century of humans in space. Historians, political scientists and others have extensively examined the technical, programmatic and political history of human spaceflight from the 1960s to the 1980s, but work is only beginning on the social and cultural history of the pioneering era. One rapidly developing area of recent scholarship is the examination of the images of spacefarers in the media, government propaganda and popular culture. How was space travel imagined in the visual media on the cusp of human spaceflights? How were astronauts and cosmonauts represented in official and quasi-official media portraits? And how were those images reproduced and transformed by in the imagination of film-makers, movie producers, popular writers, and novelists? Spacefarers addresses these questions with nine contributions from scholars in the field of aerospace history, Russian and American history, and English literature. These essays are preceded by an introduction by the editor, who discusses their place in the historiography of spaceflight and social and cultural history. The book will have potential appeal to a wide variety of scholars in history, literature and the social sciences and will include a number of striking visual images.

The Rise of the Alt Right

The Rise of the Alt Right
Author: Thomas J. Main
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN: 0815732902
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of the Alt Right Book Excerpt:

What is the Alt-Right, and how will it affect America? Donald Trump’s election as president in 2016 suddenly brought to prominence a political movement that few in political circles or the mainstream media had paid much attention to: the so-called Alt-Right. Steven Bannon, Trump's campaign manager, was a leading figure in the movement, and the election results seemed to give it a real opportunity to gain some political power. But what is the Alt-Right? Is it a movement, a theory, a trend, or just an unorganized group of people far outside of what used to be the political mainstream in America? Or, could it be all of these things? Why has it suddenly emerged into prominence? What impact is it having on American politics today, and what are the prospects for the Alt-Right in the future? Through careful research and analysis, The Rise of the Alt-Right addresses these and other questions, tracing the movement’s history from the founding of modern conservatism in postwar America to the current Trump era. Although the Alt-Right might seem to be just the latest extremist group to arise in the United States—one likely to take its place in the graveyard of its many predecessors—Thomas J. Main analyzes evidence that the Alt-Right is having a greater influence on the American political mainstream than did past extremist tendencies. The Rise of the Alt-Right is thus an important study for anyone interested in the future of American politics and public life.

Soul Covers

Soul Covers
Author: Michael Awkward
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2007-05-04
ISBN: 9780822339977
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul Covers Book Excerpt:

DIVCultural and literary study of the construction of racial and artistic identity in soul cover albums of three popular artists--Aretha Franklin, Al Green, and Phoebe Snow./div

Air University Review

Air University Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 788
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Astronaut

The Astronaut
Author: Dario Llinares
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2011-05-25
ISBN: 1443831387
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Astronaut Book Excerpt:

The Astronaut: Cultural Mythology and Idealised Masculinity interrogates the historical and cultural dynamics of one of the most revered icons of the 20th century. Analysing a diverse range of cultural representations the book postulates the construction of an intertextual mythology through which the astronaut becomes an embodiment of American ideological values and heroic manhood. The discursive processes at work in the range of media texts examined serve to embed the astronaut into the cultural imaginary as a largely coherent and uncontested exemplar of idealised masculinity. Using a range of interdisciplinary analytical tools the book examines how the social construction of this masculine ideal iterates and naturalises gender hegemony. The book situates the astronaut within the context of a modern/postmodern theoretical framework linking shifts in gender perspectives to the contradictory narratives and characterisations that inform the mediation of the astronaut. In so doing, the book argues for a re-evaluation of the, often oversimplified, use of the term hegemonic masculinity as an anchoring point for the critique of masculinity. The strength of this work is its interdisciplinary diversity and its interconnection of a range of themes including gender, representation, history, ideology, the postmodern and the media. Drawing upon contemporary theoretical debates while redeploying seminal theoretical texts the book offers new cultural interrogations of a highly familiar historical subject.

Issues in African American Music

Issues in African American Music
Author: Portia K. Maultsby,Mellonee V. Burnim
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2016-10-26
ISBN: 1315472082
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues in African American Music Book Excerpt:

Issues in African American Music: Power, Gender, Race, Representation is a collection of twenty-one essays by leading scholars, surveying vital themes in the history of African American music. Bringing together the viewpoints of ethnomusicologists, historians, and performers, these essays cover topics including the music industry, women and gender, and music as resistance, and explore the stories of music creators and their communities. Revised and expanded to reflect the latest scholarship, with six all-new essays, this book both complements the previously published volume African American Music: An Introduction and stands on its own. Each chapter features a discography of recommended listening for further study. From the antebellum period to the present, and from classical music to hip hop, this wide-ranging volume provides a nuanced introduction for students and anyone seeking to understand the history, social context, and cultural impact of African American music.

Approach

Approach
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approach Book Excerpt:

The naval aviation safety review.

Crooning

Crooning
Author: John Gregory Dunne
Publsiher: Zola Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-12-12
ISBN: 1939126223
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crooning Book Excerpt:

“Funny, outrageous, cynical, and spellbinding.”—People magazine. In this first-ever digital edition of John Gregory Dunne’s acclaimed collection Crooning, readers find evidence from the get-go confirming the writer’s reputation as one of the most clear-seeing, incisive observers of the American cultural and political scene. In sixteen sharp, distinctively voiced essays, Dunne profiles a blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter who three decades later passed himself off as a young Chicano novelist; considers the Kennedy men and conservative William F. Buckley, takes us inside California’s labyrinthine water politics and criminal justice system, details the workings of the Los Angeles county morgue, and is on the ground observing in Jerusalem just weeks before the intifada enveloped the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 1987. Here, too, are superbly entertaining accounts of the Hollywood star system and studio machine, Dunne drawing on two decades of experience as an L.A.-based journalist and fiction-writer with regular forays into screenwriting. He is candid and insightful about the business of writing and life of the dedicated writer as well. In “Laying Pipe,” Dunne chronicles the five-year experience of writing his epic novel The Red White and Blue. And in “Critical,” he focuses on book reviews and reviewers from his perspective as an author who, along with manifold strong notices, also received the occasional critical knock. He names names, and takes the opportunity to fire back at one of his critics. Early in Crooning, Dunne tells us that when he tires of the writing grind, he fantasizes about being a Johnny Mercer-like crooner, then reveals a moment later that he is tone deaf. The title, then, is playful - and in more than one way. Instead of writing sweet narrative melodies, Dunne built his career through work that exposes, challenges, thrums with opinion, and bristles with spiky, knowing humor. Download Crooning and dive into a book of provocative reportage, great stories, and witty, vigorous prose.

The Air Reservist

The Air Reservist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics, Military
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Air Reservist Book Excerpt: