The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
Hardcover First Printing/Edition with previous owner signature on fly leaf. Minor creasing to the dust jacket, see photos. Tom Wolfe shows us the hidden Olympus to which all ambitious combat and test pilots aspired, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, the top of the pyramid of The Right Stuff. We see the men whose achievements dominated the flying fraternity in the late 1950's as the space age began, men like Chuck Yeager and Joe Walker, pilots of the first rocket planes, most notably the X-I and the X-15.