Homer Hickam Rocket Boys: A Memoir

ISBN 13: 9780385333207

Rocket Boys: A Memoir

4,18 durchschnittliche Bewertung
( 12.298 Bewertungen bei GoodReads )
 
9780385333207: Rocket Boys: A Memoir

Book by Homer H Hickam Jr

Die Inhaltsangabe kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

Rezension:

" [T]horoughly charming....Hickam builds a story of overcoming obstacles that is worthy of Frank Capra...[in its]...eloquent evocation of a lost time and place." -- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, "New York Times
"
" A thoroughly charming memoir ... [An] eloquent evocation of a lost time and place." -- "New York Times"
" A stirring tale that offers something unusual these days ... a message of hope in an age of cynicism." -- "San Diego Union-Tribune"
" A great read ... One closes the book with an immense feeling of satisfaction." -- "Atlanta Journal-Constitution"

"[T]horoughly charming....Hickam builds a story of overcoming obstacles that is worthy of Frank Capra...[in its]...eloquent evocation of a lost time and place."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times

"A thoroughly charming memoir ... [An] eloquent evocation of a lost time and place."-- New York Times
"A stirring tale that offers something unusual these days ... a message of hope in an age of cynicism."-- San Diego Union-Tribune
"A great read ... One closes the book with an immense feeling of satisfaction."-- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Vom Verlag:

Looking back after a distinguished NASA career that fulfilled his boyhood ambition, Hickam shares the story of his youth, taking readers into the life of the little mining town and the boys who came to embody both its tensions and its dreams. With the help -- and sometimes hindrance -- of the people of Coalwood, the Rocket Boys learn not only how to turn mine scraps into rockets that soar miles into the heavens, but how to find hope in a town that progress is passing by. A uniquely American memoir, "Rocket Boys" is at once an inspiring chronicle of triumph and a luminous story of a mother's love, a father's fears, and a young man's coming of age. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Homer Hickam beautifully captures a moment when a dying town, a divided family, and a band of teenage dreamers dared to look beyond their differences and set their sights on the stars -- and saw a future that the nation was just beginning to imagine.

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

(Keine Angebote verfügbar)

Buch Finden:



Kaufgesuch aufgeben

Sie kennen Autor und Titel des Buches und finden es trotzdem nicht auf ZVAB? Dann geben Sie einen Suchauftrag auf und wir informieren Sie automatisch, sobald das Buch verfügbar ist!

Kaufgesuch aufgeben