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The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story (original 2013; udgave 2013)

af Lily Koppel

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"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"--… (mere)
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Titel:The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story
Forfattere:Lily Koppel
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2013), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 288 pages
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Disappointed in this book. It does a great job of portraying the astronauts as SOB's during Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and shows how the NASA administration used the men, women, and families to further their cause until they were used up. The author focuses more on the Mercury 7 wives than the others, although some of the other wives do get their own "profiles." I disliked the "Cosmo-magazine-style" of writing throughout the book and really couldn't care less what a particular wife wore to a particular party. There were a few gems hidden in the book and it's a fast read. ( )
  Jeff.Rosendahl | Sep 21, 2021 |
It was great to read about the wives and mothers the american space program - at the time, practically the only women involved in it - their struggles, their fears and the expectation of NASA and the american government for them to be perfect "astrowives". ( )
  ladyars | Dec 31, 2020 |
Relatively light non-fiction about the original astronauts wives. This was the perfect audiobook for the car - quick, informative, interesting, didn't dwell too long on any topic. It was a little jarring to jump from an anecdote on hairdos to fatal accidents, but the author chose to look at every detail of the wives' lives, good and bad. I agree with other reviews that I lost track of names and people as more wives were introduced, but I felt like I got a great look at the original Mercury wives and how all of the women were affected by their husbands' profession. ( )
  JustZelma | Dec 20, 2020 |
Though I vaguely remember watching humankinds' first steps on the moon on black-and-white television, I was too young at the time to appreciate the significance of the event, much less consider what it must be like to be a family member of one of the astronauts involved.

"The Astronaut Wives Club" provides a sense of what it was like to be at home, able only to wait and hope, while one's husband (at the time, there were no female astronauts) risked his life in space. Initially focussing on the wives and families of the Mercury Seven, and later expanding as the astronaut pool and the space program increased in scope, the book also provides insight into the lives of the astronauts themselves.

There is both triumph and tragedy within the pages -- as history tells, not all of the missions were successful. Written in an enjoyable style and at the same time demonstrating the results of the author's extensive research, "The Astronaut's Wives Club" was a worthwhile read.
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  LisaTimpf | Sep 23, 2020 |
Finally pulling this off the shelf as the end of July and the 50th anniversary of the moonwalk arrived. I found it interesting ,but a bit tedious in parts as it seems to be a recitation of facts and conversations. I am young enough not to know that these families essentially had Life magazine embedded with them for the duration of the space race and how tiring that must have been. A lot of the men chosen, both for their height and their flying abilities were from the armed forces, so a lot of the wives knew exactly how to act--including making hearty breakfasts for the astronaut trainees. They were required maintain a happy, stress free home front--a world separate from the 'rock star' status (and groupies referred to as cape Cookies) their husbands enjoyed while training for missions. I think it could have gone a lot deeper with how the women's movement was starting to change their lives as the Apollo project wound down in the early 70's. Only 7 of the of the core 49 couples didn't get divorced. ( )
  ethel55 | Jul 22, 2019 |
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Lily Koppel's history tells the story of the women behind the astronauts, from Project Mercury--which launched the first American into space in 1961--to the Apollo program, which landed a man on the Moon eight years later. Focusing on this tight-knit sisterhood offers a new window into America's ambitious age of exploration. It's a fairly comprehensive overview--to both its credit and detriment. While Koppel's thoroughness is impressive, the book often barely skims the surface of these women's lives, and there are so many characters that it's hard to keep them straight. . . . Occasionally a sense of the women's steely strength cuts through, but there's an awful lot of fluff in the way.
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"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"--

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