READABLE IN ZERO-G, CUNNINGHAM'S ALL-AMERICAN BOYS.
CUNNINGHAM, WALTER. The All-American Boys. New York: Macmillan, 1977.
321 pp. 9½ by 6½ inches. Cloth with dust jacket. Production error has caused the book to be bound upside-down.
FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED and SIGNED: "Okay, so it's bound upside down. Wouldn't make a bit of difference in zero-g. WALT CUNNINGHAM, Apollo 7." Inscription perhaps unique.
The first candid look at the early Astronaut Corps by an astronaut who was a member of that select fraternity. Cunningham was chosen by NASA to be in the third group of astronauts during 1963. Many chapter titles state the opinionated and concise synopsis of the subject matter at hand "You Lucky Sonofabitch, Astropolitics, Riding the Hero Trail, and There's One Born Every Minute." A real look at the astronaut "boy scout image" is covered with the chapter "Don Juan the Astronaut."