John Glenn has spent most of his life in public service, as a distinguished U.S. Senator and a veteran of twenty-three years in the Marine corps, during which time he was awarded numerous medals for his achievements, as well as the NASA Distinguished Service medal and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. He and his wife of fifty-six years, Annie, have two grown children and two grandchildren.
Nick Taylor is the author of six nonfiction books, among them the highly praised A Necessary End, a memoir of his parents' final years, and most recently Healing Lessons, with Sidney Winawer, M.D. He lives... Read More
Format: Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Bantam On Sale: October 3, 2000 Price: $7.99
The first American to orbit the Earth (1962), John Glenn tells the story of his devotion to his family, legendary journeys into space, and his public-service career between flights. In his unassuming style, Glenn traces his career as a World War II fighter pilot, an astro-pioneer aboard Friendship 7, a 24-year...
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