This is a recording of the program, "The Remarkable Life of John Glenn," held virtually on November 19, 2020. See below for the original description:On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became a national hero. That morning at Cape Canaveral, a small-town boy from Ohio took his place atop a rocket and soared into orbit to score a victory in the heavily contested Cold War. For the four hours and fifty-five minutes of his flight, Glenn became the center of the world's attention. He was as not just the first American to orbit the Earth, but the first space traveler to take the human race with him. Not content to let that dramatic day define his life, he went on to become a four-term US senator and to seek his party’s nomination as president—and returned to space at the age of seventy-seven. In her new book, The Last American Hero: The Remarkable Life of John Glenn, Alice George examines the layers that formed the man: a hero of the Cold War, a two-time astronaut, a veteran senator, a devoted husband and father, and much more. Join us for a discussion with author Alice George that examines the life of this remarkable individual.