FIRST EDITION OF JOHN GLENN: A MEMOIR; SIGNED BY HIM
John Glenn: A Memoir.
Glenn, John with Nick Taylor.$150.00
Item Number: 527
New York: Bantam, 1999.
First edition of the autobiography of the first American to orbit the Earth. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by John Glenn on the title page. Near fine in a fine dust jacket.
"The astronaut and four-term U.S. senator from Ohio seems to embody the best old-fashioned American values of integrity, personal discipline, love of country, honesty, courage and responsibility. At 37, Glenn was a frustrated navy bureaucrat stuck in a Washington desk job. Just four years later, in 1962, he became the first American to orbit the earth, piloting the Friendship 7 capsule and restoring national pride during the space race with the Soviet Union" (Publisher's Weekly).