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The last American hero : the remarkable life of John Glenn / Alice L. George.

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  • ISBN: 1641602139
  • ISBN: 9781641602136
  • Physical Description: xix, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2021

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-298) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Small-town boy -- Off to war -- Ol' Magnet Tail -- Racing toward space -- Around the world in 89 minutes -- Meanwhile on Earth... -- Superstar -- What's next? -- Glenn's friend, Robert Kennedy -- Introduction to political life -- The ebb and flow of political life -- Winning his wings again -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became a national star. That morning at Cape Canaveral, the small-town boy from Ohio took his place atop a rocket and soared into space. . . He became celebrated in all corners of the world as not just the first American to orbit the Earth, but as the first space traveler to take the human race with him. Refusing to let that dramatic day define his life, he went on to become a four-term US senator, and returned to space at the age of seventy-seven. The Last American Hero is a stunning examination of the layers that formed the man: a hero of the Cold War, a two-time astronaut, a veteran senator, a devoted husband and father, and much more. At a time when an increasingly cynical world needs heroes, John Glenn's aura burns brightly in American memory.
Subject: Glenn, John, 1921-2016.
United States. Congress. Senate > Biography.
Legislators > United States > Biography.
Astronauts > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biography.

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