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Christine Manfield
A Man on the Moon
Andrew Chaikin
The Right Stuff - Tom Wolfe A very readable account of the Mercury program and related events. I really enjoyed Tom Wolfe's style - it has a sort of immediacy to it that is very engaging. I particularly enjoyed the quite unexpected Pete Conrad thread through the narrative. As I read I did wonder how on earth a film could possibly do justice to the book - I've not ever watched the movie version properly (although I think I've seen snippets of it occasionally)- as so much of what makes this book work is the commentary on what is unspoken, indefinable, but nevertheless understood by all involved.