The All-American Boys; Signed by Walter Cunningham

  • The All-American Boys.

The All-American Boys.

Item Number: 24011

New York: iBooks, 2003.

Early printing of “the best of all the astronaut books (Los Angeles Times). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “Walter Cunningham Apollo 7” on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

The All-American Boys is a no-holds-barred candid memoir by a former Marine jet jockey and physicist who became NASA's second civilian astronaut. Walter Cunningham presents the astronauts in all their strengths and their weaknesses in this dramatically revised and totally updated edition of a book that was considered an instant classic in its first edition over two decades ago. From its insider's view of the pervasive "astropolitics" that guided the functioning of the astronaut corps to its thoughtful discussion of the Columbia tragedy, The All-American Boys resonates with Cunningham's passion for humanity's destiny in space which endures today.