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The Astronaut Wives Club

Author : Lily Koppel
ISBN : 9780755362615
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As American astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from shy military spouses to American royalty: having tea with Jackie Kennedy, attending high society galas, and being featured on the cover of Life magazine. They quickly grew into fashion icons, donning sherbet-swirled Pucci dresses and lacquering their hair into extravagant rocket styles (to match their husbands' spaceships). Annie Glenn was the envy of the other wives, with her many magazine features; platinum-blonde bombshell Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favourite; homely Betty Grissom worried her husband was having affairs; Louise Shepard just wanted to be left alone to her card games; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a dirty secret. Together they rallied to form the Astronaut Wives Club, which has now turned into over 40 years of enduring friendship. Sexy and sophisticated, rich in melodrama, and set against the uniquely atmospheric backdrop of the Space Age, THE ASTRONAUTS' WIVES CLUB tells the real story behind some of the biggest heroes in American history, chronicling their romantic, domestic, and public dramas during the Mad Men era.

The Astronaut Wives Club

Author : 3M Company
ISBN : 1455579130
Genre : Astronautics
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"As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night. As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history"--

The Astronaut Wives Club

Author : Nawaf Mansour
ISBN : 9798719243207
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Based on Lily Koppel's best-selling titular novel, which tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race.

The Astronaut Wives Club By Lily Koppel Trivia On Books

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Trivia-on-Book: The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

The Astronaut Wives Club By Lily Koppel Conversation Starters A True Story

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The Astronaut Wives Club: by Lily Koppel | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: The Astronaut Wives Club, Lily Koppel's latest nonfiction book, tells the stories of the wives of the astronauts who were part of the space program during the space race of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. History has typically told the story of the astronauts, but not much is known about the wives and children until now. The wives went from being military wives to the closest thing America had to royalty overnight. They went on to have tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the covers of magazines, and went to many press conferences all while keeping things together at home. The wives formed a close bond that withstood the many divorces and tragedies that occurred. Their bond eventually led them to form The Astronaut Wives Club. The Astronaut Wives Club became a New York Times Best Seller. An American television series inspired by the book premiered on the television network ABC on June 18, 2015. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Astronaut Wives Club. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Far Side Of The Moon

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ISBN : 9781641606073
Genre : History
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The decades-long love story of a NASA commander and the leader of the Astronaut Wives ClubFar Side of the Moonis the untold, fully authorized story of the lives of Frank and Susan Borman. One was a famous astronaut—an instrumental part of the Apollo space program—but the other was just as much a warrior. This real-life love story is far from a fairy tale. Life as a military wife was beyond demanding, but Susan always rose to the occasion. When Frank joined NASA and was selected to command the first mission to orbit the moon, Susan's well-hidden depression and alcoholism finally came to light. Frank had to come to terms with how his "mission above all else" mentality contributed to his wife's suffering. As Susan healed, she was able to begin helping others who suffered in silence from mental illness and addiction.Discover how Frank and Susan's love and commitment to each other is still overcoming life's challenges, even beyond their years as an Apollo commander and the founder of the Astronaut Wives Club.

All That Outer Space Allows

Author : Ian Sales
ISBN : 0993141722
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It is 1965 and Ginny Eckhardt is a science fiction writer. She's been published in the big science fiction magazines and is friends with many of the popular science fiction authors of the day. Her husband, Walden, has just been selected by NASA as one of the New Nineteen Apollo astronauts... which means Ginny will be a member of the Astronaut Wives Club. Although the realities of spaceflight fascinate Ginny, her genders bars her from the United State space programme. Her science fiction offers little in the way of consolation-but perhaps there is something she can do about that... Covering the years 1965 to 1972, when Walden Eckhardt lifts-off aboard Apollo 15 as the mission's lunar module pilot, this is Ginny's life: wife, science fiction writer, astronaut wife... because that is ALL THAT OUTER SPACE ALLOWS.

Two Complete Books

Author : Tom Wolfe
ISBN : 0517119986
Genre : Astronautics
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A single volume contains two New York Times best-sellers by a popular contemporary author, The Right Stuff and Bonfire of the Vanities, both of which have been made into major motion pictures.

Genesis

Author : Robert Zimmerman
ISBN : 0440235561
Genre : History
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The story of Apollo 8, the first manned vehicle to leave earth orbit and circle round the moon, is told in vivid detail, focusing on the mission's historical, scientific, and media importance. Reprint.

Doug Pratt S Dvd Video Guide

Author : Douglas Pratt
ISBN : 0966974441
Genre : Performing Arts
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Newsweek

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ISBN : NWU:35556010789592
Genre : Current events
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The Mercury 13

Author : Martha Ackmann
ISBN : 9781588360373
Genre : History
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For readers of The Astronaut Wives Club, The Mercury 13 reveals the little-known true story of the remarkable women who trained for NASA space flight. In 1961, just as NASA launched its first man into space, a group of women underwent secret testing in the hopes of becoming America’s first female astronauts. They passed the same battery of tests at the legendary Lovelace Foundation as did the Mercury 7 astronauts, but they were summarily dismissed by the boys’ club at NASA and on Capitol Hill. The USSR sent its first woman into space in 1963; the United States did not follow suit for another twenty years. For the first time, Martha Ackmann tells the story of the dramatic events surrounding these thirteen remarkable women, all crackerjack pilots and patriots who sometimes sacrificed jobs and marriages for a chance to participate in America’s space race against the Soviet Union. In addition to talking extensively to these women, Ackmann interviewed Chuck Yeager, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, and others at NASA and in the White House with firsthand knowledge of the program, and includes here never-before-seen photographs of the Mercury 13 passing their Lovelace tests. Despite the crushing disappointment of watching their dreams being derailed, the Mercury 13 went on to extraordinary achievement in their lives: Jerrie Cobb, who began flying when she was so small she had to sit on pillows to see out of the cockpit, dedicated her life to flying solo missions to the Amazon rain forest; Wally Funk, who talked her way into the Lovelace trials, went on to become one of the first female FAA investigators; Janey Hart, mother of eight and, at age forty, the oldest astronaut candidate, had the political savvy to steer the women through congressional hearings and later helped found the National Organization for Women. A provocative tribute to these extraordinary women, The Mercury 13 is an unforgettable story of determination, resilience, and inextinguishable hope.

Space Oddities

Author : Marie Lathers
ISBN : 9781441172051
Genre : Performing Arts
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A fascinating new perspective on the Space Race combining brilliant film scholarship with gender studies and feminist theory.

The Making Of An Ex Astronaut

Author : Brian O'Leary
ISBN : UOM:39015035249823
Genre : Astronauts
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Acronyms Initialisms Abbreviations Dictionary

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105211715771
Genre : Abbreviations
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Reverse Acronyms Initialisms Abbreviations Dictionary

Author : Mary Rose Bonk
ISBN : 0787621188
Genre : Abbreviations
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Baghdad Wedding

Author : Hassan Abdulrazzak
ISBN : UOM:39015064989430
Genre : Art
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"In Iraq, a wedding is not a wedding unless shots get fired ... that's just the way it goes." From cosmopolitan London to the chaos of war-ravaged Baghdad, this is the comic tale of three friends, torn between two worlds, and a wedding that goes horribly wrong. Baghdad Wedding is Hassan Abdulrazzak's first play and was first performed at Soho Theatre in June 2007.

Scientific American

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Gi Brides

Author : Duncan Barrett
ISBN : 9780062328069
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For readers enchanted by the bestsellers The Astronaut Wives Club, The Girls of Atomic City, and Summer at Tiffany’s, an absorbing tale of romance and resilience—the true story of four British women who crossed the Atlantic for love, coming to America at the end of World War II to make a new life with the American servicemen they married. The “friendly invasion” of Britain by over a million American G.I.s bewitched a generation of young women deprived of male company during the Second World War. With their exotic accents, smart uniforms, and aura of Hollywood glamour, the G.I.s easily conquered their hearts, leaving British boys fighting abroad green with envy. But for girls like Sylvia, Margaret, Gwendolyn, and even the skeptical Rae, American soldiers offered something even more tantalizing than chocolate, chewing gum, and nylon stockings: an escape route from Blitz-ravaged Britain, an opportunity for a new life in affluent, modern America. Through the stories of these four women, G.I. Brides illuminates the experiences of war brides who found themselves in a foreign culture thousands of miles away from family and friends, with men they hardly knew. Some struggled with the isolation of life in rural America, or found their soldier less than heroic in civilian life. But most persevered, determined to turn their wartime romance into a lifelong love affair, and prove to those back home that a Hollywood ending of their own was possible. G.I. Brides includes an eight-pages insert that features 45-black-and-white photos.

Theatre Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123018116
Genre : Theater
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