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The Resource The astronaut wives club : a true story, Lily Koppel

The astronaut wives club : a true story, Lily Koppel

Label
The astronaut wives club : a true story
Title
The astronaut wives club
Title remainder
a true story
Statement of responsibility
Lily Koppel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."-- Provided by publisher
Summary
With selection of the first crew members of the Mercury space program in 1959, a small group of women who had been ordinary military wives became celebrities. As role models and representatives of the space program, NASA demaneded their perfection, from their clothing to the meals they served at home.This intimate, informative group portrait chronicles how they formed a support group (ater extending to the wives the Gemini and Apollo astronauts) and became an essential resource behind the scenes of the space program's early years. - Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Writing style
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10175463
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.450092/655097641411
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL789.85.A1
LC item number
K67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a true story
Label
The astronaut wives club : a true story, Lily Koppel
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
Control code
21033933
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455503254
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012045976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781455503254
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn816563627
  • (OCoLC)816563627
Label
The astronaut wives club : a true story, Lily Koppel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21033933
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455503254
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012045976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781455503254
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn816563627
  • (OCoLC)816563627

Library Locations

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