Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys Author Homer Hickam
ISBN-10 0440333873
Release 1999-04-01
Pages 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

Rocket Boys Author Homer H. Hickam
ISBN-10 0008166080
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 384
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From the moment 'Sonny' Hickam watches a satellite pass overhead, he and his friends are determined that they will build a rocket. This is the true story of the boys' adventures from the moment their first rocket destroys a fence.



Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys Author Homer H. Hickam
ISBN-10 0613366352
Release 2000-01-11
Pages 368
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The author traces his 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.



From Rocket Boys to October Sky

From Rocket Boys to October Sky Author Homer H. Hickam
ISBN-10 1492746592
Release 2013-09-20
Pages 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.



100 Common Misconceptions about Rocket Boys

100 Common Misconceptions about Rocket Boys Author Alice Palling
ISBN-10 5517261825
Release 2013-03
Pages 44
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Rocket Boys." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.



The Coalwood Way

The Coalwood Way Author Homer Hickam
ISBN-10 0307423328
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 400
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It's fall, 1959, and Homer "Sonny" Hickam and his fellow Rocket Boys are in their senior year at Big Creek High, launching handbuilt rockets that soar thousands of feet into the West Virginia sky. But in a season traditionally marked by celebrations of the spirit, Coalwood finds itself at a painful crossroads. The strains can be felt within the Hickam home, where a beleaguered HomerSr. is resorting to a daring but risky plan to keep the mine alive, and his wife Elsie is feeling increasingly isolated from both her family and the townspeople. And Sonny, despite a blossoming relationship with a local girl whose dreams are as big as his, finds his own mood repeatedly darkened by an unexplainable sadness. Eager to rally the town's spirits and make her son's final holiday season at home a memorable one, Elsie enlists Sonny and the Rocket Boys' aid in making the Coalwood Christmas Pageant the best ever. But trouble at the mine and the arrival of a beautiful young outsider threaten to tear the community apart when it most needs to come together. And when disaster strikes at home, and Elsie's beloved pet squirrel escapes under his watch, Sonny realizes that helping his town and redeeming himself in his mother's eyes may be a bigger-and more rewarding-challenge than he has ever faced. The result is pure storytelling magic- a tale of small-town parades and big-hearted preachers, the timeless love of families and unforgettable adventures of boyhood friends-that could only come from the man who brought the world Rocket Boys From the Hardcover edition.



The Rocket Boys of NIH

The Rocket Boys of NIH Author Don Luckett
ISBN-10 OCLC:658059249
Release 2008
Pages 10
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Rocket Boys Hb Header

Rocket Boys Hb Header Author HarperCollins Publishers Limited
ISBN-10 1841151025
Release 1998-10-29
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Cielo de octubre Rocket Boys

Cielo de octubre  Rocket Boys Author Homer Hickam
ISBN-10 9780718074043
Release 2017-09-26
Pages 320
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Las memorias best seller que inspiraron la película Cielo de Octubre, Rocket Boys es una autobiografía poderosa y una historia luminosa de la vida en la década de 1960, del amor de una madre y del temor de un padre, de un grupo de jóvenes que soñaban con lanzar cohetes al espacio… y de hacer realidad los sueños. Así comienza la maravillosamente entretenida y extraordinaria autobiografía de la vida de «Sonny» Homer Hickam, Jr. en Coalwood, Virginia Occidental, un pueblo miserable donde lo único que importaba era la minería de carbón y el fútbol americano. El segundo hijo introspectivo del superintendente de la mina y de una madre decidida a alcanzar una vida mejor para su hijo, Sonny se unió a un grupo de inadaptados para quienes el futuro parecía incierto. Pero en 1957, luego de haber visto el satélite soviético Sputnik cruzar el cielo de los Apalaches, Sonny y sus amigos adolescentes tomaron el futuro en sus manos, cambiando sus vidas y su ciudad para siempre. Recordando una carrera distinguida en la NASA que hizo realidad los sueños de su niñez, Hickam relata la historia de su juventud, llevando a los lectores a la vida de aquel pueblo minero y las de los muchachos que encarnaron sus tensiones y sus sueños. Con la ayuda —y en ocasiones los obstáculos— de los habitantes de Coalwood, los jóvenes aprendieron no solo a convertir escombros de minería en cohetes que surcaban los cielos, sino que encontraron esperanza en una ciudad en la que el progreso pasaba desapercibido. Una autobiografía única, Cielo de octubre es a la vez una crónica inspiradora de triunfo y una historia luminosa del amor de una madre, los temores de un padre y la vida de un joven. Con la sencilla gracia de un narrador por naturaleza, Homer Hickam capta a la perfección un momento en el cual un pueblo agonizante, una familia dividida y una banda de adolescents soñadores se atrevieron a mirar más allá de sus diferencias y a fijar sus objetivos en las estrellas... y vieron un futuro que la nación estaba apenas empezando a imaginar.



Rocket Boys Roman einer Jugend

Rocket Boys  Roman einer Jugend Author Homer Hickam
ISBN-10 3959671571
Release 2017-12-11
Pages 432
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Rocket boys

Rocket boys Author Homer H. Hickam
ISBN-10 342320494X
Release 2002
Pages 438
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Selections from Calcutta Gazettes of the Years 1784 1823 Inclusive Showing the Political Social Condition of the English in India

Selections from Calcutta Gazettes of the Years 1784   1823 Inclusive  Showing the Political   Social Condition of the English in India    Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015022490109
Release 1868
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Selections from the Calcutta Gazettes of the Years 1874 to 1932 Inclusive Showing the Political and Social Condition of the English in India Eighty Years Ago

Selections from the Calcutta Gazettes of the Years 1874  to 1932  Inclusive  Showing the Political and Social Condition of the English in India Eighty Years Ago Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B2974004
Release 1865
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Selections from Calcutta gazettes of the years 1784 1823 showing the political and social conditions of the English in India

Selections from Calcutta gazettes of the years 1784   1823  showing the political and social conditions of the English in India Author Walter Scott Seton- Karr
ISBN-10 OXFORD:555077884
Release 1868
Pages
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Charlie and the Rocket Boy

Charlie and the Rocket Boy Author Hilary McKay
ISBN-10 1407103539
Release 2008-01
Pages 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?



Selections from Calcutta Gazettes

Selections from Calcutta Gazettes Author Walter Scott Seton-Karr
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105002434590
Release 1868
Pages
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October Sky

October Sky Author Homer H. Hickam
ISBN-10 0606189343
Release 1999
Pages 428
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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"