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John Glenn: America's Astronaut by [Chaikin, Andrew]
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  • File Size: 222868 KB
  • Print Length: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books (15 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Superficial, But It's Still Fun 29 May 2014
By Aramovich - Published on Amazon.com
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A superficial overview of the life history to date of this exemplary astronaut and public servant. There is little depth and few if any new insights. It suffers from its short length, a lack of input from the subject or those intimately involved in the subject's life, and the apparent lack of any deep research.

Having said that, those of us who remember the heady days of Camelot, the Space Race, a more unified country and a less viscous media will enjoy this bit of nostalgia. Considering the low price and the short time it takes to read, it is worth the investment in time and finance just to look back. If you weren't there, youngsters, it is a good starting place for a deeper look what may be America's Last Hurrah.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing story that can only be told & shone electronically. 31 Aug. 2014
By Fiber Czar Jeff - Published on Amazon.com
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Everyone knows that John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth and later became a Senator, but this book provides a lot of details of his childhood, his trips into space and his personality. Many details of the trips into space, both good and bad are described in this book. I had heard of a few, but not most of them. There is a video of his first trip to space. The camera is focused on Glenn and the audio is very clear. Of course, there was nowhere for him to go in the Mercury capsule so he was always on camera.

I was really interested in the section about his return to space in the shuttle at the age of 77. The other astronauts were concerned about his physical ability to sustain the mission until he began training. He met the challenge, both physically and mentally to make the trip and hold up his end of the responsibilities.

I've told you a few things about the book. Now you have to read it to get all the details and hear it from the people who lived and worked with John Glenn.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Relatively short, but sweet, quick, enjoyable read. 19 May 2014
By Linda M. Fullhart - Published on Amazon.com
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If you read only one book about only John Glenn, this is the one to read. Aging baby boomers who followed the U.S. space program from its infancy through the International Space Station will be interested to get to know the man as will persons of all ages interested in American history.
This book makes a great introduction to further reading about John Glenn and the space program.
5.0 out of 5 stars Forever a true American hero 12 Feb. 2017
By George - Published on Amazon.com
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Decency is becoming a lost art, and role models for it are far and few between. God speed John Glenn.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great pho t o synopsis of a great American 8 Jun. 2014
By Londo - Published on Amazon.com
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most people of a certain generation know about John Glenn and what a hero he was to many of us growing up. for those of a new generation, and even for those of us who know, this is a beautiful short and readable photo book of his life and.accomplishments that anyone can enjoy. Well worth the price.
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