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Astronaut wives club : a true story / Lily Koppel.

Koppel, Lily (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Stony Point Branch 629.45 Koppel (Text) 34269001150664 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Stony Point Branch 629.45 Koppel (Text) 34269001192617 Adult Nonfiction In process -

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  • ISBN: 9781455503247
  • Physical Description: xvi, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
    print
  • Edition: First trade edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2014]

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General Note: Includes recipes.
Includes Reading Group Guide of 32 pages.
Formatted Contents Note: 1 Introducing the Wives 1 -- 2 Think Pink 21 -- 3 Cookies 39 -- 4 Jackie 58 -- 5 Primly Stable 71 -- 6 Squaresville 80 -- 7 Space City, U.S.A. 88 -- 8 Galaxy Ball 110 -- 9 Togethersville 123 -- 10 Astro-Pageant 137 -- 11 Lemon 153 -- 12 Women's Lib 171 -- 13 Susie 188 -- 14 Dark Side of the Moon 201 -- 15 Giant Leap 221 -- 16 Everywoman 239.
Summary, etc.: "As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night. As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history"--
Subject: Astronauts' spouses United States Biography
Women Texas Houston Social life and customs 20th century
Astronautics United States History
Genre: Biographies.
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