Rocket Boys: A Memoir Summary
Homer Hickam

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Rocket Boys: A Memoir Summary

Homer "Sonny" Hickham Jr. grows up in Coalwood, a small town of 2000 people, hewn out of the West Virginia wilderness, a town built to extract bituminous coal from the earth beneath it. The second son of the coal mine superintendent Homer Hickham and his wife Elsie, Sonny, his parents and his brother, Bill, live a few hundred yards from the mine entrance. The kids from Coalwood grow up to enter the military or be miners...

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