The astronaut wives club : a true story / Lily Koppel.

Koppel, Lily. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 22 copies at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 6 copies at York County Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 24 total copies.

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York - Bookmobile 629.45 KOPPEL (Text) 33205010490510 Adult New Books -- Nonfiction Available -
York - Clover Branch 629.45 KOPPEL (Text) 33205010483499 Adult NonFiction Available -
York - Fort Mill Branch 629.45 KOPPEL (Text) 33205010483481 Adult NonFiction Available -
York - Lake Wylie Branch 629.45 KOPPEL (Text) 33205010516603 Adult NonFiction Available -
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York - York Branch 629.45 KOPPEL (Text) 33205010516611 Adult NonFiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781455503254 (hc)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2013]

Content descriptions

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"-- provided by publisher.
"Bestselling author Lily Koppel reveals for the first time the stories and secrets of America's unsung heroes-the wives of our original astronauts"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Astronauts' spouses > Texas > Houston > Biography.
Women > Texas > Houston > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Astronautics > United States > History.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Women.
HISTORY > Social History.
HISTORY > Military > Aviation.