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    DescriptionWhen the boy from Ohio was growing up he became obsessed with flight-he piloted a plane before he drove a car. He raptly followed the exploits of Chuck Yeager in the Bell X-1, and wondered if he himself might have the right stuff one day. As he saw the Mercury 7 astronauts assembled, he lamented that he had been born a generation too late for the great adventure into outer space. But Neil Armstrong's chance would come. His colleagues in the Gemini and Apollo programs wondered at his preternatural calm as he piloted through near-death experiences, and then, finally, in 1969, the Eagle landed, and Armstrong took "one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." He was instantly declared an American hero, but was he one? The good news, as thrillingly documented in the pages of this commemorative LIFE tribute, is that Armstrong was exemplary in many ways. From the boyhood years to the life-changing-and world-changing-accomplishment, Armstrong stayed true to his course, and did thereafter until his death in August 2012 at age 82. All of it is here: LIFE's coverage of the space race, the family photos from Ohio, the tick-tock coverage of Apollo 11, the retreat into the peace and quiet-and family life-that always mattered to Neil Armstrong. When he was younger, Armstrong gazed at the astronauts in the pages of LIFE. And now, his story is told there once more-in full.


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    Title
    Life: Neil Armstrong 1930-2012
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Editors Of Life Magazine
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 278 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781618930736
    ISBN 10: 1618930737
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    BIC subject category V2: TTDS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: BGT
    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000
    DC22: 629.450092
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 629.4509
    LC classification: TL789.85.A75 N45 2012
    Thema V1.0: DNBT
    Illustrations note
    black & white halftones, colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Time Inc Home Entertaiment
    Imprint name
    Time Inc Home Entertaiment
    Publication date
    28 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    The editors at LIFE vigorously carry on the traditions of excellence in photography, in journalism, and in telling the story of our country and our world which began with LIFE magazine in 1936 by founding editor and publisher, Henry R. Luce. They have published books on a broad range of subjects, including New York Times bestsellers One Nation, LIFE Picture Puzzle and The American Journey of Barack Obama.