"This book grew out of some ordinary curiosity. What is it, I wondered, that makes a man willing to sit up on top of an enormous Roman candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan, or Saturn rocket, and wait for someone to light the fuse?" -Tom Wolfe
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY WOLFE. The basis for the 1983 film starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, and Ed Harris.
Signed on the blank recto of the preliminary "Also by Tom Wolfe" leaf. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket with a tiny amount of crinkling to extremities; generally fine.