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Review of 'Rocket Boys: A Memoir'

Review of 'Rocket Boys: A Memoir'

A few decades after rockets flew over Coalwood, the town's mine was closed. But by then Homer H. Hickam, Jr., was a NASA engineer. His memoir honoring both earthbound miners and their sons who gazed into space is required reading for understanding the American Dream.

Reviewer Bruce Watson is a writer based in Leverett, Massachusetts.

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