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. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history"--
  • "Bestselling author Lily Koppel reveals for the first time the stories and secrets of America's unsung heroes-the wives of our original astronauts"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The astronaut wives club : a true story, Lily Koppel
Publication
Contents
Introducing the wives -- Think pink -- The cookies -- Jackie -- Primly stable -- Squaresville -- Space City, U.S.A. -- The galaxy ball -- Togethersville -- The astro-pageant -- The lemon -- Women's lib -- Susie -- The dark side of the Moon -- The giant leap -- Everywoman
Control code
ocn816563627
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455503254
Lccn
2012045976
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

Library Locations

    • Allendale Township LibraryBorrow it
      6175 Library Lane, Allendale, MI, 49401, US
      -85.938798 -85.938798

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