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John Glenn young astronaut by Michael Burgan

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  • Glenn, John, 1921- -- Juvenile literature,
  • Glenn, John, 1921-,
  • Astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Air pilots, Military -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Legislators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Astronauts,
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Profiles John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, featuring his childhood and youth in Ohio, his military career, political life, and return to space in 1998.

Edition Notes

Statementby Michael Burgan ; illustrated by Robert S. Brown.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
SeriesChildhood of famous Americans, Childhood of famous Americans series.
ContributionsBrown, Robert S., ill.
LC ClassificationsTL789.85.G6 B87 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination191 p. :
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6799138M
ISBN 100689833970
LC Control Number00106363

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