"RIGHT STUFF" AUTHOR TOM WOLFE DEAD AT 88

May 15, 2018

By Michael Kramer

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Renowned Author Tom Wolfe – who chronicled everything from hippies to the space race – before turning his eye to fiction, has died.     He was 88.

The “new journalism” reporter and novelist insisted that the only way to tell a great story – was to go out and report it.

His writing style was full of exclamation points, italics and improbable words – and among his acclaimed books were The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities – a satire of Manhattan-style power and justice which became one of the bestselling books of the 1980’s.

Wolfe died in a New York City hospital. Additional details were not immediately available.

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