1999 1st edition; Bantam Books publishers, New York; hardbound in blue boards with John Glenn signature embossed on cover; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
"John Glenn's autobiography spans the seminal events of the twentierth century. It is a story that begins with his childhood in New Concord, Ohio, in the aftermath of World War I. He saw firsthand the ravages of the Depression and learned that determination, hard work, and teamwork could overcome any adversity. These were the values he carried with him as a Marine fighterpilot during World War II and into the skies over Korea. Glenn takes us into the cockpits of the experimental planes and spacecraft he flew and then on to his selection for the Project Mercury program in 1959. We see the early days of NASA.
In 1962 he piloted the Mercury-Atlas 6 FRIENDSHIP 7 spacecraft on the first manned orbital mission of the US. Then came several years in international business, followed by a twenty-four-year career as a US senator - and in 1998 a return to space for his remarkable DISCOVERY mission at the age of seventy-seven. This extraordinary book captures the unique alchemy that brings a man to the forefront of his time."