Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [x], [1-3], 4-436, [437-438] pages
Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1979.
A barely worn Near Fine first Printing of the First Edition that has minor sunning to the board edges in a Nearly Fine dust-jacket, minor edgewear. Boldly SIGNED and INSCRIBED by author Tom Wolfe on the title page.
Principal practionioner of "The New Journalism," author Tom Wolfe's "The Right Stuff" is a page turner of a book about the pilots engaged in U. S. Postwar experiments with experimental rocket-powered, high-speed aircraft. Wolfe wrote that his "book grew out of some ordinary curiosity about what makes a man willing to sit up on top of an enormous Roman candle… and wait for someone to light the fuse." In 1980, Wolfe won the National Book Award and in 1983, "The Right Stuff," was adapted into the film of the same name, which starred Scott Glenn and Ed Harris. The film adaptation won four Academy Awards.