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John Glenn: Bibliography


Books written by John Glenn

Carpenter, M. Scott, et. al. We Seven, by the Astronauts Themselves. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962.

Glenn, John. Letters to Glenn, with Comments by J.H. Glenn Jr. Houston: World Book Encyclopedia Science Service, 1964.

Glenn, John. John Glenn: A Memoir. New York: Bantam Books, 1999.

Articles written by John Glenn

Glenn, John. "Space is at the Frontier of My Profession." Life, 14 September 1959, 38.

Glenn, John. "We're Going Places No One has Ever Traveled in a Craft No One's Flown." Life, 27 January 1961, 36.

Glenn, John. Newsfronts. Life, 8 December 1961, 50.

Glenn, John. "If You're Shook Up, You Shouldn't be There." Life, 9 March 1962, 24.

Glenn, J.H. "Book Larnin' Ain't Everything." Utah Educational Review, May 1963, 14.

Glenn, John. "Why we Must Venture into Space." Parade, 25 October 1998, 4.

Other Materials written by John Glenn

Glenn, John H. "Summary Results of the first United States Manned Orbital Space Flight." Paper presented at the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Third International Space Science Symposium, Washington, D.C., 1962.

Glenn, John H. "On Choosing Careers for the Space Age." In Lillian Levy's, Space: Its Impact on Man and Society. New York: Norton, 1965.

Books about John Glenn

Carroll, Peter N. Famous in America: The Passion to Succeed. New York: Dutton, 1985.

Cole, Michael D. John Glenn, Astronaut and Senator. Hillside, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 1993.

Fenno, Richard F. The Presidential Odyssey of John Glenn. Washington D.C.: CQ Press, 1990.

Godwin, Robert (ed.). Friendship 7: The First Flight of John Glenn: The NASA Mission Reports. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Apogee Books, 1999.

Montgomery, Scott. Back in Orbit: John Glenn's Return to Space. Atlanta, Ga.: Longstreet, 1998.

Porter, Lorle. John Glenn's New Concord. Chicago: Arcadia, 2001.

Van Riper, Frank. Glenn: The Astronaut Who Would be President. New York: Empire Books, 1983.

Westman, Paul. John Glenn: Around the World in 90 Minutes. Minneapolis: Dillon Press, 1981.

Articles about John Glenn


Koner, Marvin. "Ted Williams - Still a Big-Leaguer." Collier's, 18 July 1953, 62.

Life. "Supersonic View of the U.S.," 29 July 1957, 15.

Project Mercury:

Aviation Week and Space Technology. "Glenn Describes Mercury Orbital Flight," 23 April 1962, 54. 
Glenn, Anna. "Seven Brave Women Behind the Astronauts." Life, September 1959, 142.

Kolcum, Edward H. "MA-6 Makes Three Orbits." Aviation Week and Space Technology, 26 February 1962, 26.

Kolcum, Edward H. "Spacecraft to be Simplified as Result of MA-6 Flight." Aviation Week and Space Technology, 5 March 1962, 18.

Life. "The Astronauts - Ready to Make History," 14 September 1959, 26.

Life. "A Man Marked to Do Great Things," 2 February 1962, 22.

Life. "He Hit That ‘Keyhole in the Sky,' 2 March, 1962, 20.

Life. Newsfronts. 31 January 1964, 36.

Newsweek. "Spaceman's Ordeal," 5 February 1962, 15.

Newsweek. "John Glenn: One Machine That Worked Without Flaw," 5 March 1962, 19.

Time. "Space," 2 March 1962, 11.

U.S. News & World Report. "An American in Orbit Talks to His Planet," 5 March 1962, 42.

Voas, Robert B. "John Glenn's Three Orbits in Friendship 7." National Geographic, 6 (June 1962): 792-827.

Wainwright, Loudon S. "The Chosen Three For First Space Ride." Life, 3 March 1961, 24.

World Book Encyclopedia Science Service. "The Astronauts/Their Families," 1965.

Discovery Mission STS-95: 

Bai, Matt. "The Time Traveler." Newsweek, 26 October 1998, 30. 
Bendel, Mary-Ann. "It's Back to the Future." Hemispheres, November 1998, 48.

Cowley, Geoffrey, and Anne Underwood. "Exploring the Secrets of Age." Newsweek, 26 October 1998, 38.

Dickey, Beth. "John Glenn: A Hero Returns to Space." Final Frontier, September/October 1998, 32.

Halamandaris, Val J. "A Tribute to John Glenn: American Hero." Caring People, December 1999, 48.

Heckler-Feltz, Cheryl. "John Glenn Returns to Space." Ohio Magazine, October 1998, 62.

Kluger, Jeffrey. "Back to the Future." Time, 17 August 1998, 40.

Kluger, Jeffrey. "Victory Lap." Time, 9 November 1998, 67.

Lyttle, Jeff. "John Glenn: An American Story." Columbus Monthly, August 1998. 28.

Schefter, Jim. "The Right Stuff - Again." Popular Science, May 1998, 86.

Schindehette, Susan. "The Final Frontier." People Weekly, 26 October 1998, 114.

Stolley, Richard B. "The Last Heroes." Life, October 1998, 50.


Furlong, William Barry. "Politics 1980: Bill Furlong Predicts the VP's." Saturday Evening Post, October 1979, 26.

Healy, Paul. "Mr. America" in the Senate." The Saturday Evening Post, December 1975, 40.

Martin, Harold H. and Don Oberdorfer. "What Made John Glenn Run?" The Saturday Evening Post, 22 February 1964, 21.

McCullough, David. "Can John Glenn Be President?" Parade, 13 June 1982, 4.

Newsweek. "Liftoff for Campaign 1984." 3 October 1983, 30.

Robbins, Jhan and June. "John Glenn: Aftermath of a Bad Year." Redbook, January 1965, 44.

Wainwright, Loudon. "John Glenn Takes Careful Aim for a Splashdown in the Senate." People Weekly, 4 November 1974, 22.

Whelan, Edward P. "Look Out Folks John Glenn Has Landed." Cleveland Magazine, September 1974, 45.


Garrett, Betty. "Annie and John Glenn: A Love Story." McCall's, March 1975, 26.

Books for Students

Akens, David S. John Glenn, First American in Orbit. Huntsville, Ala.: Strode Publishers, 1969.

Ashby, Ruth. Rocket Man: The Mercury Adventure of John Glenn. Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, 2004.

Bredeson, Carmen. John Glenn Returns to Orbit: Life on the Space Shuttle. Berkeley Heights, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 2000.

Bredeson, Carmen. John Glenn: A Space Pioneer. Brookfield, Conn.: Millbrook Press, 2000.

Burgan, Michael. John Glenn: Young Astronaut. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2000.

Cole, Michael D. Friendship 7: First American in Orbit. Springfield, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 1995.

Cole, Michael D.  John Glenn: Astronaut and Senator.  Hillside, NJ: Enslow Publishers, Inc.  1993.

Foley, Scott. Man in Orbit. New York: Parents' Magazine Press, 1962.

Green, Robert. John Glenn: Astronaut and Senator. Chicago: Ferguson Publishing, 2000.

Hill, Robert White. What Colonel Glenn Did All Day. New York: John Day Co., 1962.

Kramer, Barbara. John Glenn: A Space Biography. Springfield, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 1998.

Mitchell, Don. Liftoff: A Photobiography of John Glenn. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2006.

Pierce, Philip N. and Karl Schuon. John H. Glenn, Astronaut. New York: F. Watts, 1962.

Shelton, William Roy.  Flights of the Astronauts.  Boston:  Little, Brown and Company.  1963.

Sipiera, Diane M. Project Mercury. New York: Children's Press, 1997.

Spangenburg, Ray. Project Mercury. New York: Franklin Watts, 2001.

Streissguth, Thomas. John Glenn. Mankato, Minn.: Bridgestone Books, 2003.

Tilton, Rafael. John Glenn. San Diego: Lucent Books, 2001.

Westman, Paul. John Glenn: Around the World in 90 Minutes. Minneapolis: Dillon Press, 1980.

Zelon, Helen. The Mercury 6 Mission: The First American Astronaut to Orbit Earth. New York: Powerkids Press, 2002.

Articles for Students

Time for Kids. "A Hero Flies Again." 30 October 1998, 4.

Trailblazer Magazine. "3...2...1... Lift Off!" October 1998, 6.

Other Material

Sound Recordings:

The First American Manned Orbital Flight/Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., Burbank, Ca: Reprise Records, 1961.


Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences. "Orbital Flight of John H. Glenn Jr." Hearing before the Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences, testimony of astronauts and NASA officials, Washington D.C., February 28, 1962.

Manned Spacecraft Center (U.S.). "Results of the First U.S. Manned Orbital Space Flight, February 20, 1962." Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1962.

"Tributes Delivered in Congress: John Glenn, United States Senator, 1974-1998." Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1998.

United States Congress, Select Committee on Ethics. "Preliminary Inquiry into Allegations Regarding Senators Cranston, DeConcini, Glenn, McCain, and Riegle, and Lincoln Savings and Loan." Open session hearings before the Select Committee on Ethics, United States Senate, Washington D.C., November 15, 1990 - January 16, 1991.


ABC News. "Heaven and Earth First Step/with Peter Jennings." Stamford, CT.: ABC Video, 1999.

KCET Hollywood and Newsweek Productions. "John Glenn American Hero." Alexandria, VA: PBS Home Video, 1998.

MPI Media Group. "John Glenn an American Legend." MPI Home Video, 1998.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration. "Friendship 7." Washington D.C.: Westlake Entertainment Group, 1998.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration. "The John Glenn Story." 1963. Record Group 255; National Archives at College Park, MD. [Online version on May 22, 2006, at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2248163468756340862&q=45022 ].

Wheeler, Chris. "Godspeed, John Glenn." New York: Discovery Channel Video, 1998.