The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff – Tom Wolfe

The second landmark work by Tom Wolfe tells the stories of the first Americans to fly beyond the atmosphere: test pilot Chuck Yeager and the astronauts of Project Mercury. It’s all here: fast cars, astro-groupies, wives, propaganda campaigns, a hovering vice president, and the feeling of sitting on top of a big can full of barely-contained explosives. Wolfe’s work is masterful.