Cunningham, Walter. The All-American Boys. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc., 1997. First edition, second printing. Octavo. Signed and inscribed by Walter Cunningham on the free front endpage. In the original dust jacket and boards. New archival blue cloth slipcase.
This is the first edition, second printing of The All-American Boys, Walter Cunningham's candid look at America's space program. The book was published in 1997 by Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., in New York. The book is presented in its original dust jacket and boards and is signed and inscribed on the front free endpage, “To Jim, Walt Cunningham'' in black ink.
The All-American Boys is a no-holds-barred candid memoir by the former Marine jet pilot and physicist, who became NASA's second civilian astronaut. From its insider's view of the pervasive "astropolitics" that guided the functioning of the astronaut corps, to its thoughtful discussion of the Shuttle Columbia tragedy, The All-American Boys resonates with Cunningham's passion for space travel and exploration.
Cunningham brings readers into NASA's training program and reveals what it takes to be an astronaut. He poignantly relates the story of the devastating Apollo 1 fire that took the lives of three astronauts and his own later successful flight on Apollo 7.
Good condition overall. Octavo. In publisher’s original hardboards and original dust jacket, with some creasing and fading to dust jacket. Dust jacket covered by new Mylar for protection. Signed “To Jim, Walt Cunningham” on the free endpage in black ink. Signature is bold, large, and legible. Clean and healthy interior pages. New archival cloth slipcase with an inlaid portrait of Cunningham on the front. Book Dimensions: 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D. With Slipcase: 10" H x 6 3/4" W x 1 7/8" D