1998; Delacorte Press publishers; hardbound with tan boards and blue lettering on spine; book and dust jacket in very good condition.
Homer Hadley Hickam Jr. (born February 19, 1943) is an American author, Vietnam veteran, and a former NASA engineer who trained the first Japanese astronauts. His memoir Rocket Boys (aka October Sky) was a New York Times Best Seller and was the basis for the 1999 film October Sky. Hickam has also written a number of best-selling memoirs and novels including the "Josh Thurlow" historical fiction novels and his 2015 best-selling Carrying Albert Home, A Somewhat True Story of a Man, his Wife, and her Alligator. His books have been translated into many languages