Sky Walking (Paperback)

An Astronaut's Memoir

By Thomas D. Jones

Collins Publishers, 9780060884369, 369pp.

Publication Date: January 30, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/1/2006)

List Price: 15.99*
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Description

Most books about the saints are thin on women, especially contemporary women. Even Butler's LIVES OF THE SAINTS, the 'bible' of this category, lists far more men than women. No book about the saints could ignore such beloved early martyrs as Agnes of Rome and Lucy of Syracuse but this new book will introduce readers to many new women who have been canonized or beatified by Pope John Paul II. Of the more than 377 women mentioned in the book, 159 have been canonized or beatified since 1979. Approximately 100 of them lived in the twentieth century.

This new book is also unique in that it uses the saint's own words wherever possible, taking advantage of newly discovered archives, memoirs and other primary sources. It will contain resources such as internet shrines and other websites, as well as little known information on the canonization process.



Praise For Sky Walking: An Astronaut's Memoir

“A‘tell it like it is’ flight crew report of living and working in space . . . An inside story—well told!”
-Neil Armstrong

“It’s a story filled with excitement, disappointment, frustration, danger, triumph, and tragedy… It’s a thrilling ride.”
-Dale Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Act of War

“…Tom Jones got to live the dream. Here is his extraordinary story, told with vivid clarity, candor, and style.”
-Andrew Chaikin, author of A Man on the Moon

“I can recommend no better read for the armchair astronaut than Sky Walking!”
-Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys

“What it’s like to be ‘in-the-program.’ ...an excellent account.”
-John H. Glenn

“Tom Jones has set the benchmark for [describing life as] an astronaut in the shuttle era.”
-Bruce Betts, Planetary Report