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The Astronaut Wives Club

A True Story

By Lily Koppel

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 the country raced to land a man on the Moon.

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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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781455529582


Format: Large Print
Author: Koppel, Lily
Title: The astronaut wives club : a true story / Lily Koppel.
Publisher Date: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2013.
Subject: Astronauts' spouses -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography. Women -- Texas -- Houston -- Social life and customs -- 20th century. Astronautics -- United States -- History Large type books
Isbn: 9781455529582 1455529583
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: LP 629.45009 Kop
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Format: Large Print
Author: Koppel, Lily
Title: The astronaut wives club : a true story / Lily Koppel.
Edition: 1st large print ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2013.
Description: xix, 379 p. (large print) : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Astronauts' spouses -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography.
Subjects: Women -- Texas -- Houston -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Subjects: Astronautics -- United States -- History
Subjects: Large type books
LCCN: bl2013027868
ISBN: 9781455529582
ISBN: 1455529583
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: LP 629.45009 Kop