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Liftoff A Photobiography of John Glenn (Hardcover)

Author:  Don Mitchell Foreword By:  John Glenn
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0792259009
ISBN-13: 9780792259008
Sku: 202517760
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  64
Age Range:  14 to UP
 
War hero, test pilot, American astronaut, and U.S. Senator--for John Glenn, serving his country has always been a joyous adventure. How does a boy from a small Ohio town grow up to become one of the most enduring heroes in American history?
Young readers find out as they follow his inspiring story from his schoolboy days in New Concord, Ohio, to his adventures as a highly decorated Marine Corps pilot in both World War II and the Korean War, a test pilot, one of the seven Mercury astronauts and the first American to orbit Earth, a successful businessman, a U.S. Senator, and, at the age of 77, the oldest human being in space.
Don Mitchell skillfully weaves highlights from John Glenn's extraordinary life with inspirational quotes and dynamic images to create an intimate portrait of a man whose challenge to young people everywhere is to become dedicated "to a purpose larger than themselves."
This superbly illustrated book follows the life trajectory of a very focused, highly competitive man, driven by a sense of duty to his country and an innate sense of obligation towards others. Readers will find themselves inspired to "liftoff" to new heights of achievement.
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Combining illustrations, photographs, and inspirational quotes, this exciting biography traces the life of John Glenn--war hero, test pilot, American astronaut, and U.S. Senator, from his childhood days in New Concord, Ohio to his adventures in space.Combining illustrations, photographs, and inspirational quotes, this exciting biography traces the life of John Glenn--war hero, test pilot, American astronaut, and U.S. Senator, from his childhood days in New Concord, Ohio to his adventures in space.

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"Glenn's family is present enough here to give the Senator a bit of human dimension, and in the end, he is an authentic American hero, whose exploits require no exaggeration to impress...[A] simplified but appealing alternative to the plethora of existing assignment-fodder biographies." 08/01/2006

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0064
Product attributePublisher:   National Geographic Society
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