Homer Hickam

Homer Hickam was born and raised in Coalwood, West Virginia. The author of Torpedo Junction (a Military History Book-of-the-Month Club selection) as well as numerous articles for such publications as Air & Space/Smithsonian and American History Illustrated, he is a NASA payload training manager for the International Space Station program and lives in Huntsville, Alabama.

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The Far Reaches Cover
Author: Homer Hickam | Narrator: Mark Deakins
Release Date: June 12, 2007
The year is 1943 and World War II in the Pacific rages on, with Americans engaged in desperate battles against a cunning enemy. Coast Guard Captain Josh Thurlow is on hand at the invasion of Tarawa, as the U.S. Navy begins the grand strategy of throw...
The Far Reaches Cover
The Ambassador's Son Cover
Author: Homer Hickam | Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Release Date: March 08, 2005
It's 1943 and the Americans and Japanese are fighting a deadly war in the hot, jungle-covered volcanic islands of the South Pacific. The outcome is in doubt, and now a terrible blow has fallen on American morale. Lieutenant David Armistead, a Marine ...
The Ambassador's Son Cover
The Keeper's Son Cover
Author: Homer Hickam | Narrator: Mitchell Greenberg
Release Date: September 23, 2003
On the outer banks of the Carolinas in 1941, fishermen and a few lonely sailors constitute the human population. Dominating the rough yet beautiful landscape is the majestic Killakeet Lighthouse, run for generations by the Thurlow family. But Josh Th...
The Keeper's Son Cover
The Coalwood Way Cover
Author: Homer Hickam | Narrator: David Lansbury
Release Date: October 10, 2000
It's fall, 1959, and Homer "Sonny" Hickam and his fellow Rocket Boys are in their senior year at Big Creek High, launching handbuilt rockets that soar thousands of feet into the West Virginia sky. But in a season traditionally marked by cel...
The Coalwood Way Cover