Browse by Author
First Printings
Book Lists
Browse By Category
Best Sellers
Author Biographies

John Glenn : A Memoir

by John Glenn

Publisher :Bantam - Dell
Year :1999
Edition :First
Pages :422
Condition :Fine
Dust Jacket :Yes
Signed :Yes
Price : $239.99

Item Description :

Bantam-Dell, 1999. FIRST EDITION. Excellent condition, looks unread. First American astronaut to orbit the Earth. -a hero- a true American icon.-he takes the reader into the cockpit of the planes and spacecraft he flew.- a life of public service-U.S. Senator-devotion, courage, and honor and powerful inspiration. Great book! originally $27.00. In this memoir, Glenn recounts his career challenges and milestones as a Marine fighter pilot, an astronaut, and a four-term U.S. Senator. He provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how his Discovery mission in 1998 differed from his five-hour solo flight in 1962, when he became the first American to orbit the Earth. Glenn recently retired from four terms in the US Senate, tells his story. Always resisting the label "hero, " John Glenn's life is nonetheless one of the heroic accomplishment: a Marine fighter pilot in World War II and Korea, a supersonic test pilot, and the first American to orbit the earth-in Friendship 7 in 1962. Overnight Glenn became an international symbol for the conquest of space, restoring American confidence eroded during the Cold War, and later he became a US Senator from Ohio. At the same time he remained the unpretentious husband to his wife Annie-one of Washington's rare "great love stories" according to Life magazine-and the father of two children. When he was facing retirement from the Senate at the age of 77, John Glenn conceived an extraordinary new ambition: to return to space. In a book written (with the help of Nick Taylor) in his own unassuming, sometimes blunt voice, John Glenn will tell his story, focusing on his two space missions. Industry reviews "JOHN GLENN: A MEMOIR...is a breezy but detailed account of Glenn's struggles and triumphs in a life dedicated to public service." Singh "But the chief appeal of this plainly told memoir is in describing a life of supreme centeredness and focus. The Glenn it paints is a man who took a slide rule and checklist to the challenges before him, who achieved his goals through dedication and earnestness more than passion and inspiration....In a modern world that provides too few sources of inspiration...Glenn's story stands as a lighthouse of reassurance, a testament to the power of competence and sheer dedication." Denver Post - Mark G. Harden (11/21/1999) "[Glenn's] earnestness and vitality come across clearly in this audio memoir....His performance is both inspirational and accessible...." Signed directly in book and inscribed "To Philip, John Glenn". 422 pages.

Images : (Click image see see full size)

Rare Library collection . . . more than 40 years in the making . . . available now for the first time ... each item in the collection was individually researched and secured based on its own merits - Rare Books, First Edition Books, Signed Books, and Antique Books.


Continental US Deliveries only, size limitations apply.

Delivery Time After Payment Confirmation is Usually
2-3 Days Throughout the US
5-7 Days Rest of the World



Sharing our extensive collection of rare books and collectible items with so many throughout the world has been our greatest pleasure.
You may expect virtually immediate response to any and all inquiries you may have. Now, to make shopping for everyone on your holiday gift list this season as personal and unique as possible - while making the experience faster than every before - we are thrilled to introduce . . .


Select All That Apply to Those On Your Gift List
You may expect virtually immediate response to any and all inquiries you may have. Take advantage of our more than half century of collecting to make each and every gift unique and memorable.

View More Editions

Recent Additions[View More]

Subscribe to our Newsletter for Special Deals
To get special offers, the latest updates, and more, enter your email here to subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

Literary News

View Cart About Us Contact Us Gift Ideas Home Blog
~~~ CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)