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"Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, And The New Battleground Of The Cold War" By Jeff Shesol

Book cover for Mercury Rising
W. W. Norton & Company
W. W. Norton & Company

Former President Clinton speechwriter Jeff Shesol's new book, "Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy and the New Battleground of the Cold War" sheds light on the 2021 space race and potential Cold War with China.

In the book, Shesol spotlights John Glenn’s unpublished handwritten notes, interviews and new sources to explain America's space history and current challenges in space.

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.
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