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How Tom Wolfe, Who Wrote 'The Right Stuff,' Inspired a Generation of Astronauts


Tom Wolfe, who in 1979 chronicled the high-flying adventures of the first U.S. astronauts in his book "The Right Stuff," has died at the age of 88. (Space.com) More More

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Posted on 22 July 2018 | 5:48 am | Google News

101 books Millennials must read before they die - MercatorNet


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101 books Millennials must read before they die
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MercatorNet's book list, “101 books Gen Ys must read before they die”, which we published in 2012, long before anyone had ever heard of Millennials, has become one of our most popular features. So here is a sequel for the next generation, selected ...

Posted on 21 July 2018 | 10:56 am | Google News

Tom Wolfe elevated journalism into enduring literature - The Conversation US


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Tom Wolfe elevated journalism into enduring literature
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Wolfe wanted to play that game. He covered a custom car rally in California for the Herald Tribune and spun off a free-association feature – actually his verbatim memo about the car rally – into an Esquire article titled “There Goes (VAROOM! VAROOM ...
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Posted on 16 May 2018 | 2:01 pm | Google News

Tom Wolfe, captured early astronaut ethos in 'The Right Stuff,' dies at 88 - collectSPACE.com


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Tom Wolfe, captured early astronaut ethos in 'The Right Stuff,' dies at 88
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Glenn and the other astronauts were quick though, to draw a distinction between what Wolfe had written and how the book was adapted for the silver screen. Wolfe, himself, did not approve of some of the creative liberties director Philip Kaufman took ...

Posted on 16 May 2018 | 2:25 am | Google News

The Tom Wolfe Syllabus - The Ringer (blog)


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The Tom Wolfe Syllabus
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Katie Baker: “You can see the poor bastards floundering and gasping,” wrote Tom Wolfe, pitying an entire generation of writers. “They're dying of thirst. They're out of material. They start writing about funny things that happened around the house the ...

Posted on 15 May 2018 | 3:45 pm | Google News

Tom Wolfe, Apostle of 'New Journalism' and Author of 'The Right Stuff,' Dies at 88 - Inside Edition


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Tom Wolfe, Apostle of 'New Journalism' and Author of 'The Right Stuff,' Dies at 88
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Tom Wolfe, who pioneered "New Journalism" and wrote such literary masterpieces as "The Right Stuff" and "Bonfire of the Vanities," has died at age 88. He had been hospitalized with pneumonia and passed away Monday, according to his literary agent, Lynn ...

Posted on 15 May 2018 | 2:19 pm | Google News

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