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The Resource Rocket boys : a memoir, Homer H. Hickam, Jr

Rocket boys : a memoir, Homer H. Hickam, Jr

Label
Rocket boys : a memoir
Title
Rocket boys
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Homer H. Hickam, Jr
Title variation
October sky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Homer Hickam, a NASA engineer, recounts his childhood in Coalwood, a West Virginia mining town, and discusses his dreams of launching rockets into outer space, and how he made those dreams come true
Summary
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."
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1998.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2000.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
157190
Cataloging source
GMU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hickam, Homer H.
Dewey number
  • 629.1/092/273
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hickam, Homer H
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Hickam, Homer H
  • Aerospace engineers
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Rocket boys : a memoir, Homer H. Hickam, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coalwood -- Sputnik -- Mom -- The football fathers -- Quentin -- Mr. Bykovski -- Cape Coalwood -- Construction of the Cape -- Jake Mosby -- Miss Riley -- Rocket candy -- The machinists -- The rocket book -- The pillar explosion -- The state troopers -- A natural arrogance -- Valentine -- The bump -- Picking up and going on -- O'Dell's treasure -- Zincoshine -- We do the math -- Science fairs -- A suit for Indianapolis -- The national science fair -- All systems go
Control code
ocm43348889
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 368 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780385333214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)43348889
Label
Rocket boys : a memoir, Homer H. Hickam, Jr
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coalwood -- Sputnik -- Mom -- The football fathers -- Quentin -- Mr. Bykovski -- Cape Coalwood -- Construction of the Cape -- Jake Mosby -- Miss Riley -- Rocket candy -- The machinists -- The rocket book -- The pillar explosion -- The state troopers -- A natural arrogance -- Valentine -- The bump -- Picking up and going on -- O'Dell's treasure -- Zincoshine -- We do the math -- Science fairs -- A suit for Indianapolis -- The national science fair -- All systems go
Control code
ocm43348889
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 368 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780385333214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)43348889

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