By Lily Koppel
As America's Mercury Seven astronauts have been introduced on death-defying missions, tv cameras eager about the courageous smiles in their younger better halves. in a single day, those girls have been reworked from army spouses into American royalty. they'd tea with Jackie Kennedy, seemed at the hide of existence journal, and fast grew into style icons.
Annie Glenn, along with her picture-perfect marriage, used to be the envy of the opposite other halves; JFK made it transparent that platinum-blonde Rene wood worker was once his favourite; and certified pilot Trudy Cooper arrived with a mystery that had to remain hidden from NASA. including the opposite other halves they shaped the Astronaut other halves membership, offering each other with aid and friendship, espresso and cocktails.
As their megastar rose--and as divorce and tragic loss of life started to contact their lives--they persevered to rally jointly, and forming bonds that might stand up to the attempt of time, they usually have stayed associates for over part a century. THE ASTRONAUT better halves membership tells the true tale of the ladies who stood beside a few of the largest heroes in American heritage.
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The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel