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Forty years ago, on July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin became the second human, minutes after Neil Armstrong, to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. The event remains one of mankind's greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. To celebrate the anniversary of the historic moment, Aldrin recounts his harrowing and thrilling journey through space in his new book, Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon.
In Memoriam: Remembering Sen. Edward Kennedy (1932-2009) Ted Kennedy was among the most influential and complex figures in the last half century of American politics. This May, Crown published Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died by Edward Klein, which brilliantly covers the extraordinary broad range of Kennedy's life and interests, from his work as a lawyer to that of lawmaker.
Budd Schulberg, author of the novel What Makes Sammy Run has died at the age of 95. Mr. Schulberg also wrote journalism, short stories, and biographies. He collaborated with F. Scott Fitzgerald, arrested the Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, and wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for the Marlon Brando classic "On the Waterfront."

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