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In a 1960s New Journalism style, colloquial and hyperkinetic, Wolfe tells the public and private stories of the first American astronauts how they were selected, trained, and shot into space and how their combination of talent, ambition, and daring made them instant heroes. Also by Wolfe: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968). (O 15 79 Adult)