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Nathan Aime David Becker English 102 December 20, 2010 The Right Stuff In this adventure story about the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space, Tom Wolfe describes what life was like for the men who put themselves in peril. In the book, The Right Stuff, the definition of the right stuff is explained in depth with the stories of the fraternity of being a fighter pilot. The definition of “the right stuff” can be interpreted as literal or symbolic. The young navy officer candidates who entered the pilot training of the 1950s thought or hoped that they had the right stuff. Tom Wolfe referred to the right stuff as a positive psychological trait that one either possesses or does not possess. It is a personality trait that cannot be determined in any other way than by pushing one’s own limits to see if that quality he carried with him was consistent bravery or just a temporary moment.
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course BUSN 310 taught by Professor Alex during the Spring '11 term at American Public University.

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