Wolfe, Tom. The Right Stuff. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1979. First edition, signed. Octavo, original dust jacket, original cloth with titles to the spine in silver.
In his foreword, Tom Wolfe notes that as late as 1970, almost one in four career Navy pilots died in accidents. "The Right Stuff," he explains, "became a story of why men were willing--willing?--delighted!--to take on such odds in this, an era literary people had long since characterized as the age of the anti-hero."
"One of the most romantic and thrilling books ever written about men who put themselves in peril." (The Boston Globe). This book is listed by Modern Library as one of the top 100 nonfiction works of the twentieth century.
Book is signed and inscribed by the author. The signature is bold and legible.
CONDITION: Fine condition, with original silver-colored dust jacket. No signs of staining or foxing. Housed in a custom slipcase.
Dimensions: 9" H x 6" W x 2.25" D (with slipcase)
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