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Homer Hickam

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Homer H. Hickam, Jr., was born and raised in Coalwood, West Virginia. The author of Torpedo Junction, a Military History Book of the Month Club selection, as well as numerous articles for such publications as Smithsonian Air and Space and American History Illustrated, he is a NASA payload training manager for the International Space Program and lives in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Back to the Moon

Written by Homer Hickam


Format: Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Island Books
On Sale: April 11, 2000
Price: $7.99

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Back to the Moon

Written by Homer Hickam


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: June 20, 1999
Price: $7.99

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The Coalwood Way
A Memoir
Written by Homer Hickam


Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Island Books
On Sale: September 4, 2001
Price: $7.99

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The Coalwood Way
A Memoir
Written by Homer Hickam


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Island Books
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $7.99

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October Sky

Written by Homer Hickam


Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: February 16, 1999
Price: $7.99

A uniquely American memoir, October Sky (formerly titled Rocket Boys) is at once an inspiring chronicle of triumph and a luminous story of a mother's love, a father's fears, and a young man's coming of age. Looking back after a distinguished NASA career that fulfilled his boyhood ambition, Homer Hickam shares... Read more >

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Rocket Boys

Written by Homer Hickam


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: January 11, 2000
Price: $16.00

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir—a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching... Read more >
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Rocket Boys

Written by Homer Hickam


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
On Sale: September 15, 1998
Price: $26.00

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Rocket Boys

Written by Homer Hickam


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: April 1, 1999
Price: $7.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Sky of Stone
A Memoir
Written by Homer Hickam


Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: October 29, 2002
Price: $7.99

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Sky of Stone

Written by Homer Hickam


Format: eBook
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: October 29, 2002
Price: $7.99

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