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Read the bestselling book that inspired the ABC television series.

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; JFK made it clear that platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was his favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived with a secret that needed to stay hidden from NASA. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, providing one another with support and friendship, coffee and cocktails.

As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragedy began to touch their lives-the wives continued to rally together, forming bonds that would withstand the test of time, and they have stayed friends for over half a century. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.

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The Astronaut Wives Club
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Astronauts Wives Club
July 5th, 2014
Seemed hokey to me. Thought I was getting a seriously written book about the fear and hopes and dreams these women went through. Instead it seemed like a tabloid mishmash of their lives, like they were mice in a glass cage being watched by the world. The stress and demands put on those women was enormous. Their husbands had training, special privileges, and were taught what to expect. Sounds like the ladies had only superficial sensationalists who took advantage of them, and no one from the space program to support them. If that is what the book was meant to do, good job. I was looking for a realistic picture of what these women endured.
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The astronaut wives club
July 18th, 2013
Good. I grew up with these guys and their families. Wow! So many memories.
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The Astronauts Wives Club
July 1st, 2013
Great, easy read. Gives you the other prospective that The Right Stuff never touched. These ladies had it going on!!
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