Coming of age in New England: The disciplined life

Allen, M.
October 1991
Yankee;Oct91, Vol. 55 Issue 10, p72
Presents recollections by astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., a native of East Derry, N.H., on his childhood at Pinkerton Academy, his military training and his career as an astronaut, culminating in a walk on the Moon. Role of discipline in Shepard'sachievements; Negative impact of complacency; Recollection of parents; Early interest in airplanes; Meeting with Charles Lindbergh; Father's response to lunar mission.


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