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The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir—a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space...and who made those dreams come true.

With the grace of a natural storyteller, NASA engineer Homer Hickam paints a warm, vivid portrait of the harsh West Virginia mining town of his youth, evoking a time of innocence and promise, when anything was possible, even in a company town that swallowed its men alive. A story of romance and loss, of growing up and getting out, Homer Hickam's lush, lyrical memoir is a chronicle of triumph—at once exquisitely written and marvelously entertaining.

About The Author

Homer Hickam is an American author, Vietnam War veteran, and a former NASA engineer who trained the first Japanese astronauts. His memoir Rocket Boys was a New York Times bestseller and the basis for the film October Sky.

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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (March 8, 2011)
  • Runtime: 13 hours and 45 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781442343320

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