Skip Nav
Photo 49 of 51


West Virginia: Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr.

In this memoir, Homer "Sonny" Hickam Jr. recalls living in a West Virginia coal-mining town. He decides to become a rocket engineer after the Russians successfully launched Sputnik. Rocket Boys, which was renamed October Sky when it was turned in to a movie, presents a nostalgic take on what the Cold War looked like in West Virginia.

All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds