“THE WORLD WAS DIVIDED INTO THOSE WHO HAD IT AND THOSE WHO DID NOT”: THE RIGHT STUFF, INSCRIBED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY TOM WOLFE
WOLFE, Tom. The Right Stuff. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, (1979). Octavo, original gray cloth, original dust jacket. $950.
First edition of Wolfe’s award-winning classic about America’s early manned space program, inscribed in the year of publication with Wolfe's characteristic flourishes: "For Betty and Herb Salates, and thanks from Tom Wolfe, October 12, 1979."
"Wolfe at his very best… technically accurate, learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic—The Right Stuff is superb" (New York Times). The basis for the acclaimed 1983 film written and directed by Philip Kaufman, starring Sam Shepard and Ed Harris. With "First printing, 1979" on copyright page.
Book fine; light wear to extremities of bright dust jacket with tape repairs to verso of spine head. A near-fine inscribed copy.