Lily Koppel - THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 7:00pm
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2421 Bissonnet St
77005-1451 Houston
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The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781455503247
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 3rd, 2014

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.