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Deke!

(1994)
An Autobiography
A non fiction book by

 
 
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The autobiography of one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts, this is one of the best additions to the literature of the early American space effort. Slayton, who'd first flown as a World War II bomber pilot, came to the space program by a somewhat circuitous route. He was grounded in 1962 because of a heart murmur, and actually flew as an astronaut only once, in the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz mission. He was head of the astronaut office, however, and as such, one of the key persons involved in selecting crew, a process he describes with an insider's knowledge of detail and considerable frankness about the virtues and limitations of his colleagues. At the same time, Slayton never lost, nor will his readers miss, the sense of wonder with which space was contemplated in the days when it was a high and gallant dream.

    

"As authentic and enthralling as they come. Deke! gives essebtial insight into both Deke Slayton and the U.S. space program, in Deke's own quiet and matter-of-fact voice." - Greg Bear


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Hardback Editions

June 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: Deke ! U.S. Manned Space From Mercury to the Shuttle
Author(s): Deke Slayton, Michael Cassutt
ISBN: 0-312-85503-6 / 978-0-312-85503-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
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Paperback Editions

July 1995 : USA Paperback

Title: Deke!
Author(s): Deke Slayton, Michael Cassutt
ISBN: 0-8125-2462-4 / 978-0-8125-2462-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
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June 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: Deke ! U.S. Manned Space From Mercury To the Shuttle
Author(s): Donald K Slayton, Michael Cassutt
ISBN: 0-312-85918-X / 978-0-312-85918-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Kindle Editions

June 1995 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Deke ! U.S. Manned Space From Mercury To the Shuttle
Author(s): Donald K Slayton, Michael Cassutt
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA