Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys
Author: Homer H. Hickam
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0008166080
Available:
Release: 2015-11-19
Editor: Fourth Estate
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys
Author: Homer H. Hickam
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780385333214
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

October Sky

October Sky
Author: Homer H. Hickam
Pages: 368
ISBN: 185702995X
Available:
Release: 1999-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys
Author: Homer Hickam
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780440333876
Available:
Release: 1999-04-01
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 end of the 1950s, it is the story of a mother's love and a father's fears, of growing up and getting out. With the grace of a natural storyteller, Homer Hickam looks back after a distinguished NASA career to tell his own true story of growing up in a dying coal town and of how, against the odds, he made his dreams of launching rockets into outer space come true. A story of romance and loss and a keen portrait of life at an extraordinary point in American history, Rocket Boys is a chronicle of triumph.

From Rocket Boys to October Sky

From Rocket Boys to October Sky
Author: Homer H. Hickam
Pages: 110
ISBN: 1492746592
Available:
Release: 2013-09-20
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

Torpedo Junction

Torpedo Junction
Author: Homer Hickam Jr.
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781612515786
Available:
Release: 2014-01-15
Editor: Naval Institute Press
Language: en

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Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys
Author: Homer H. Hickam, Jr.
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1841150150
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Rocket boys

Rocket boys
Author: Homer H. Hickam,Franca Fritz
Pages: 438
ISBN: 342320494X
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

Explanation of the Book:

Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man his Wife and her Alligator

Carrying Albert Home  The Somewhat True Story of a Man  his Wife and her Alligator
Author: Homer Hickam
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780008154233
Available:
Release: 2015-10-13
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘Must-read... A funny yet tragic tale of a husband and wife’s car journey across the US with Albert the alligator in tow. Yes, really.’ Marie Claire A journey of a thousand miles. With an alligator on the back seat. And John Steinbeck as a passenger. This is a tale where everything is true,except the bits that are made up.

Back to the Moon

Back to the Moon
Author: Homer H. Hickam
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780440235385
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Island Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 2002, Jack Medaris--a brilliant, troubled scientist funded by a mysterious consortium--hijacks the Columbia space shuttle before its last routine mission and heads for the moon

The Rocket Boys

The Rocket Boys
Author: Lewis Colick
Pages: 248
ISBN: OCLC:41517834
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Growing Up

Growing Up
Author: Russell Baker
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780795317156
Available:
Release: 2011-09-06
Editor: Rosetta Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Pulitzer Prize–winning memoir about coming of age in America between the world wars: “So warm, so likable and so disarmingly funny” (The New York Times). Ranging from the backwoods of Virginia to a New Jersey commuter town to the city of Baltimore, this remarkable memoir recounts Russell Baker’s experience of growing up in pre–World War II America, before he went on to a celebrated career in journalism. With poignant, humorous tales of powerful love, awkward sex, and courage in the face of adversity, Baker reveals how he helped his mother and family through the Great Depression by delivering papers and hustling subscriptions to the Saturday Evening Post—a job which introduced him to bullies, mentors, and heroes who endured this national disaster with hard work and good cheer. Called “a treasure” by Anne Tyler and “a blessing” by Time magazine, this autobiography is a modern-day classic—“a wondrous book [with scenes] as funny and touching as Mark Twain’s” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). “In lovely, haunting prose, he has told a story that is deeply in the American grain.” —The Washington Post Book World “A terrific book.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rocket Boy

Rocket Boy
Author: Katie Jennings
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1788952022
Available:
Release: 2020-05-26
Editor: Colour Fiction
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Did you know that the sky on Mars is red? Callum Grant does - and he knows a whole lot more about the solar system too. But he doesn't know what it would be like to see a Martian sunset with his own eyes. Until one day Callum sets off on an adventure unlike any other... An uplifting story about the power of imagination, with full colour illustrations on every page.

Spotify For Dummies

Spotify For Dummies
Author: Kim Gilmour
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781119961499
Available:
Release: 2011-10-19
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The ultimate beginner guide to the groundbreaking music service, Spotify! Spotify is a free online streaming music platform that allows users to listen to songs on demand over the Internet--without having to buy or own the actual tracks. This fun and friendly guide walks you through how best to use this sweet-sounding service. Covering everything from using Spotify on selected mobile phones to creating and sharing your own playlists, Spotify For Dummies has it all. Experienced author Kim Gilmour details the ins and outs of this revolutionary music, from installing and setup to discovering new artists and taking your musical enjoyment to new levels. Explores the social networking aspects of Spotify and how to integrate with them Helps you navigate through the various editions of Spotify Shows you how to take Spotify with you on your mobile device Encourages you to merge your own music collection with Spotify This book is spot on! Start using Spotify today with this handy guide by your side.

Rocket Town

Rocket Town
Author: Bob Logan
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781402263422
Available:
Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story follows an astronaut and his canine companion as they drive an old pickup through Rocket Town, passing all manner of space craft like a taxi rocket, a police rocket, a school bus rocket, and even a rocket that looks like a shark. Each colorful spread is bursting with an eye-dazzling array of rockets from big to small, fast to slow, practical to extremely silly. Our intrepid astronaut and his dog then get into their favorite rocket (a pickup truck-shaped rocket of course!), and the final count down and blast off is sure to thrill young readers. Praise for Sea of Bath: "All the elements of a classic picture book, right down to its 'Can-we-read-it-again?' potential." -YABooksCentral.com "Almost as good as a short animated feature." -Publishers Weekly

October Sky

October Sky
Author: Homer H. Hickam
Pages: 428
ISBN: UOM:39015047458339
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Dell Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Rocket Blues

Rocket Blues
Author: David Skuy
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781443133753
Available:
Release: 2014-10
Editor: Scholastic Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Rocket gets cut from his AAA bantam hockey team, he needs to re-evaluate his priorities. Bryan Rockwood (aka "Rocket") is faced with the unthinkable: being cut from the Huskies - the AAA hockey team he has played on for three years. With no other teams interested in him, Bryan reluctantly joins a AA team, the Blues, at his best friend Maddy's insistence. Things only get worse when Rocket sees that the Blues don't take hockey seriously. Facing the Huskies in the round robin will give Rocket the chance to prove his skills, but in order to keep his hockey dreams (and his friends) Rocket will have to realize that while hockey is his passion, it is not his entire life.

Blast from the Past Newspaper Article about the Rocket Boys

Blast from the Past  Newspaper Article about the Rocket Boys
Author: B. Schwartz
Pages: 2
ISBN: OCLC:1139499232
Available:
Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Newspaper article about the rocket boys. Homer Hickam signing his book which is about growing up in the mining town of Coalwood, WV. and his experiences with rocket building.

Rust Vol 3

Rust Vol  3
Author: Royden Lepp
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781608868964
Available:
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While searching for his place in the Taylor family, Jet, the rocket boy, must face his past and avoid Oswald's plot to rid the farm of him.

Crater

Crater
Author: Homer Hickam
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781401686208
Available:
Release: 2012-12-31
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A MINING COLONY ON THE MOON. A DEADLY MISSION. AND A SECRET BIGGER THAN TWO WORLDS. It’s the 22nd Century. A tough, pioneering people mine the moon for Helium-3 to produce energy for a desperate, war-torn Earth. Sixteen-year-old Crater Trueblood loves his job as a Helium-3 miner. But when he saves a fellow miner, his life changes forever. Impressed by his heroism, the owner of the mine orders Crater to undertake a dangerous mission. Crater doubts himself, but has no choice. He must go. With the help of Maria, the mine owner’s frustrating but gorgeous granddaughter, and his gillie—a sentient and sometimes insubordinate clump of slime mold cells—Crater must fight both human and subhuman enemies. He’ll battle his way across a thousand miles of deadly lunar terrain and face genetically altered super warriors in his quest to recover an astonishing object that will alter the lives of everyone on the moon. “Long-haul trucking on the Moon . . . with raiders, romance and a secret mission . . . High adventure on the space frontier.” —Kirkus Reviews