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Upon his return to earth, Glenn made a few abortive runs for the Senate. He was finally elected in 1974 as a Democrat and served for 24 years. In 1984, he sought his party's presidential nomination, and it looked like he was the one candidate potentially capable of beating President Reagan. But he stumbled and had to quit. The final pages detail Glenn's 1998 mission aboard the space shuttle Discovery at the age of 77. Just as his journeys riveted the nation, Glenn's memoir will grip its readers. --John J. Miller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I enjoyed learning about his childhood, fighter pilot and test pilot days, astronaut career and political career.
I highly recommend this book as "a good read," as a book about "science," and as a book about character and leadership.
This book presents his interesting life in a way that will inspire the young to emulate his grit and determination.
He's an accomplished man of his time, and that includes his dedicated support of a very worthwhile concerted effort on the part of human kind, i.e. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Chaz Van Heyden
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The astronauts are our 20th century heroes.John Glenn was not only a hero, he is a patriot.What those key men did was make us proud that we are Americans' I was lucky to meet most... Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by Cornelius J. Wenthen
In our cynical world the word "hero" sounds quaint. But former Senator, former Astronaut, former test and combat pilot John Glenn is--yes, in August 2012 he's still living at age... Read morePublished on August 13, 2012 by Rex M. Rogers
On January 2-4, 2012, my brother and I had the privilege to spend time at the Kennedy Space Center. As part of our package deal we had lunch with astronaut Barbara Morgan who... Read morePublished on February 21, 2012 by Matthew
One of the best astronaut autobiographies out there. John Glenn isn't shy about admitting mistakes like the time he almost cost himself and a friend slots in a fighter-pilot... Read morePublished on January 3, 2011 by William J. Hecht
This book reveals a life packed with adventure, accomplishment, and just plain old-fashioned goodness. John Glenn comes across as some sort of ideal person. Read morePublished on April 24, 2010 by Guy P. Harrison
John Glenn A memoir with Nick Taylor is 422 pages. Its very well written, fast paced with nice interesting pictures.We see John Glenn's s early childhood in small town Ohio. Read morePublished on March 3, 2010 by Thomas Erickson
I enjoyed reading John Glenn's memoirs and give this book four to five stars. My comments are as follows:
1) Although I started out somewhat less interested in reading... Read more