Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys

From the moment 'Sonny' Hickam watches a satellite pass overhead, he and his friends are determined that they will build a rocket. This is the true story of the boys' adventures from the moment their first rocket destroys a fence.

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Author : Homer H. Hickam
Publisher : Fourth Estate
Release : 2015-11-19
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 0008166080


Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys

The author traces the boyhood enthusiasm for rockets that eventually led to a career at NASA, describing how he built model rockets in the family garage in West Virginia, inspired by the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik. Reprint.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Homer H. Hickam
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780385333214


Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys

The author traces his boyhood enthusiasm for rockets that eventually led to a career at NASA, describing how he built model rockets in the family garage in West Virginia, inspired by the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik.

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author : Homer H. Hickam
Publisher : Turtleback
Release : 2000-01-11
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 0613366352


Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys

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. One of the most beloved bestsellers in recent years, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir. A powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the ...

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Genre : Aerospace engineers
Author : Homer H. Jr Hickam
Publisher :
Release : 1998
Total Pages : 512 Pages
ISBN : 1299269451


October Sky

October Sky

The author traces the boyhood enthusiasm for rockets that eventually led to a career at NASA, describing how he built model rockets in the family garage in West Virginia, inspired by the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik. Originally published as Rocket Boys. Reissue.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Homer H. Hickam
Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 428 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015047458339


From Rocket Boys To October Sky

From Rocket Boys To October Sky

"Be with Hickam as he struggles with the complexities of how a major Hollywood motion picture is made, and how he disagreed with aspects of the film even while he admired the dedication and professionalism of the men and women making it. Readers will also be alongside Hickam as he writes the book and with the director, producers, actors and crew as they create one of the most beloved movies ever "-- provided by publisher.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Homer H. Hickam
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2013-09-20
Total Pages : 110 Pages
ISBN : 1492746592


The Coalwood Way

The Coalwood Way

It's fall, 1959, and Homer "Sonny" Hickam and his fellow Rocket Boys are in their senior year at Big Creek High, launching handbuilt rockets that soar thousands of feet into the West Virginia sky. But in a season traditionally marked by celebrations of the spirit, Coalwood finds itself at a painful crossroads. The strains can be felt within the Hickam home, where a beleaguered HomerSr. is resorting to a daring but risky plan to keep the mine alive, and his wife Elsie is feeling increasingly isolated from both her family and the townspeople. And Sonny, despite a blossoming relationship with a local girl whose dreams are as big as his, finds his own mood repeatedly darkened by an unexplainable sadness. Eager to rally the town's spirits and make her son's final holiday season at home a memorable one, Elsie enlists Sonny and the Rocket Boys' aid in making the Coalwood Christmas Pageant the best ever. But trouble at the mine and the arrival of a beautiful young outsider threaten to tear the community apart when it most needs to come together. And when disaster strikes at home, and Elsie's beloved pet squirrel escapes under his watch, Sonny realizes that helping his town and redeeming himself in his mother's eyes may be a bigger-and more rewarding-challenge than he has ever faced. The result is pure storytelling magic- a tale of small-town parades and big-hearted preachers, the timeless love of families and unforgettable adventures of boyhood friends-that could only come from the man who brought the world Rocket Boys

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Homer Hickam
Publisher : Island Books
Release : 2007-12-18
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780307423320


October Sky

October Sky

Three years in the life of Homer 'Sonny' Hickam, from the moment he sees the Sputnik satellite overhead in West Virginia to his successful launch of a prizewinning rocket. A nostalgic and lyrical memoir of growing up in rural West Virginia in the 1950s and one boy's dream to rival the Russians in the race for space. In 1957 in Coalwood, West Virginia, a town dominated by the black steel towers of the mine and the coal waggons, for a fourteen year old boy there are two routes in life: a football scholarship to college or a life underground. Sonny Hickam, the mine superintendent's younger son, is too small for the football team. But his destiny is altered when the town turns out to watch the Soviet Sputnik satellite pass overhead. From that moment, Homer Hickam and his friends determine that they will form the Big Creek Missle Agency and build an American rocket. This is the true story of the boys' adventures from the moment their first rocket, Auk 1, destroys the garden fence and the lovingly tended roses. Supported only by a tolerant mother and a father who turns a literally blind eye, Sonny gradually entrances the entire town to support his enterprise, which eventually is entere

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Genre : Aerospace engineers
Author : Homer H. Hickam
Publisher :
Release : 1999-10
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 185702995X


Torpedo Junction

Torpedo Junction

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Genre : History
Author : Homer Hickam Jr.
Publisher : Naval Institute Press
Release : 2014-01-15
Total Pages : 392 Pages
ISBN : 9781612515786


Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys

An extraordinary memoir of Homer Sonny Hickam's life. The introspective second son of the mine's superintendent and a mother determined to push her son to a better life, Sonny fell in with a group of misfits. But in 1957, after watching the Soviet satellite Sputnik streak across the sky, Sonny and his buddies took their future into their own hands.

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Genre : Aerospace engineers
Author : Homer H. Hickam, Jr.
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 1998
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 1841150150