The Resource Rocket boys : a memoir, Homer H. Hickam, Jr, (electronic resource)

Rocket boys : a memoir, Homer H. Hickam, Jr, (electronic resource)

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
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
TEFOD
Characteristic
document
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hickam, Homer H.
Dewey number
629.1092
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL789.85.H53
LC item number
A3 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hickam, Homer H
  • Aerospace engineers
Target audience
adult
Label
Rocket boys : a memoir, Homer H. Hickam, Jr, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=AADD9E33-1B56-4376-906C-38DB2ACE2DDD
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
368 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780440333876
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
AADD9E33-1B56-4376-906C-38DB2ACE2DDD
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o236111190
  • (OCoLC)236111190
Label
Rocket boys : a memoir, Homer H. Hickam, Jr, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=AADD9E33-1B56-4376-906C-38DB2ACE2DDD
Publication
Color
multicolored
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
368 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780440333876
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
AADD9E33-1B56-4376-906C-38DB2ACE2DDD
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o236111190
  • (OCoLC)236111190

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