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Rocket Boys

by Homer H Hickam

Category: Fiction / G - I
Publication date: 19981000
Number of pages: 384

Three years in the life of Homer 'Sonny' Hickman, from the moment he sees the Sputnik satellite overhead in West Virginia to his successful launch of a prizewinning rocket.

What the papers say:
"[T]horoughly charming....Hickam builds a story of overcoming obstacles that is worthy of Frank Capra...[in its]...eloquent evocation of a lost time and place."-Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, "New York Times
"A thoroughly charming memoir ... [An] eloquent evocation of a lost time and place."-"New York Times"
"A stirring tale that offers something unusual these days ... a message of hope in an age of cynicism."-"San Diego Union-Tribune"
"A great read ... One closes the book with an immense feeling of satisfaction."-"Atlanta Journal-Constitution"

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