The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

The Right Stuff

Tom Wolfe

352 pages first pub 1979 (editions)

nonfiction history science challenging informative medium-paced


Tom Wolfe began The Right Stuff at a time when it was unfashionable to contemplate American heroism. Nixon had left the White House in disgrace, the nation was reeling from the catastrophe of Vietnam, and in 1979--the year the book appeared--Ameri...

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inspiring 57%
reflective 28%
funny 25%
hopeful 11%
lighthearted 8%
tense 5%
challenging 2%
emotional 2%


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fast 17%
slow 14%

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