Lance Armstrong: A Biography

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LANCE ARMSTRONG is the premier cyclist in sports history. But the road to victory has not been smooth, which makes his story all the more compelling.

In 1991 he was the National Amateur Cycling Champion, and a professional career seemed guaranteed. But a grim diagnosis of cancer in 1996 threatened to cut the career — and his life — short. With the help of family, friends, and a dedicated team ...

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Overview

BACK ON THE BIKE

LANCE ARMSTRONG is the premier cyclist in sports history. But the road to victory has not been smooth, which makes his story all the more compelling.

In 1991 he was the National Amateur Cycling Champion, and a professional career seemed guaranteed. But a grim diagnosis of cancer in 1996 threatened to cut the career — and his life — short. With the help of family, friends, and a dedicated team of doctors, Lance began the hard work not only to beat the disease, but to get back on the bike.

By the summer of 1999 Lance was not only back, he was leading the pack to his first Tour de France win. And he hasn't stopped winning since that sweet victory.

Here's the story of Lance Armstrong, from his first ride, to his most recent race, and all the twists and turns in between!

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Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
Lance Armstrong's life story has been updated to include his seventh Tour de France win and the allegations by some members of the French press of steroid use following this victory, despite the negative results of every drug test he took. His battle with testicular cancer beginning in 1996, the chemotherapy that saved his life, and his determination to win the Tour de France are detailed. The races are recounted and a few photos from his various wins are included. Because the book is intended for ages 10 and up, personal tabloid-type facts are mentioned but not dwelt upon. For example, his divorce from wife Kristin in 2003 and his subsequent relationship with singer Sheryl Crow are given only a few paragraphs. Armstrong is portrayed as tough, single-minded, dedicated, and heroic in both his racing life and his fight against cancer. Author Gutman has written biographies of many other sports figures for Simon & Schuster. KLIATT Codes: JS--Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2005, Simon & Schuster, 175p. illus., Ages 12 to 18.
—Janet Julian
VOYA
Not a typical sports hero biography, this story of Lance Armstrong includes insights into the life of an accomplished athlete who is willing to reveal details of his personal life. Beginning with being raised by a single mother to his problems of not fitting in at school, readers come to know a driven athlete who refuses to accept defeat in anything he attempts. By sheer force of will, young Lance becomes an athlete who wins many junior competitions, not only in cycling but also in triathlon events. Details of Armstrong's meteoric rise in his sport are woven throughout the book, but readers will be fascinated by chapters that portray his battle with testicular cancer, placing Lance at the brink of death. The many effects of drugs used in chemotherapy on Lance's body are described along with Armstrong's long road back to competing in cycling events. Following his dominating post-cancer performances, competitors complained of drug doping, and Lance's angry reaction to these accusations is made known to readers. Concluding with a step-by-step explanation of Armstrong's four consecutive victories in the elite cycling event, the Tour de France, veteran biographer Gutman offers a refreshing and realistic view of an athlete whom teens might recognize from television commercials and Internet sites. He excels in simply riding a bike, something that they can emulate. A quality selection for an assigned biography of choice, this book will appeal to both male and female junior high students. Photos. VOYA Codes: 4Q 3P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2003, Simon &Schuster, 160p,
— Rollie Welch
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416998457
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 5/11/2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,523,409
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Gutman is the author of more than one hundred sports books and has written for both young readers and adults. He lives in Dover Plains, NY with his family and a menagerie of pets.

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BACK ON THE BIKE


LANCE ARMSTRONG is the premier cyclist in sports history. But the road to victory has not been smooth, which makes his story all the more compelling.


In 1991 he was the National Amateur Cycling Champion, and a professional career seemed guaranteed. But a grim diagnosis of cancer in 1996 threatened to cut the career -- and his life -- short. With the help of family, friends, and a dedicated team of doctors, Lance began the hard work not only to beat the disease, but to get back on the bike.


By the summer of 1999 Lance was not only back, he was leading the pack to his first Tour de France win. And he hasn't stopped winning since that sweet victory.


Here's the story of Lance Armstrong, from his first ride, to his most recent race, and all the twists and turns in between!

Read More Show Less

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2005

    The Armstrong Expedition

    Fight your enemies and learn to meet the mentor. You have an ordinary world and a gifted world; Lance Armstrong had both, but decided live inside his gifted world, but not the ordinary world where he had truly belonged. Cancer survivor, bycicilist, and winner of a few Tour de France competitons, Lance Armstrong lived through an amazing race through life...battling his weakneses even if it meant killing his body to death. He still had integrity and strength, showing us all today that anyone can do anything they want if they set their minds to it and not focus on anything else. That's what Lance did alright; he stepped over a threshold and took on the call to adventure. Although Lance may have been forgotten from the world of famous people and Hollywood, Lance Armstrong will always be remembered as an inspirational man whom fought his battles and returned to the norm. Lance was born to a mother of 17, who couldn't love anything more than her own son. Lance had a stepfather for a few years (Terry Armstrong, who gave Lance his new last name that would last untill his death), but to escape from home when things went bad, he would always ride his bike...a passion, the only passion he ever had as a child. His first time winning involving a bike, was at the IRONKIDS triatholon. He won first place at age 15. That same year he won plenty of more races, triatholons, competitions and contests...always coming in first place. Even if it wasn't his age group -which was way too easy for young Lance-, Lance would fudge his age on applications to race against 20-something year old men by bike. 1day, 2days, 3days, sometimes even a week long, Lance would never give up the oppurtunity to a bike race. He had sponsors and suporting friends, not to mention the love and acceptance of his mother, Linda. In 1987, Lance Armstrong bought his first racing bike. It was the most memorable moment of his life...his first racing bike. In conclusion, Lance never gave up on anything before his cancerous diagnosis. He had surgery and chemo, pain and fatigue, but when Lance got back on his bike after a year of being cancer-free (and being able to consider himself as a Cancer Survivor), he had once attempted to quit riding/racing for good. He was talked out of it by his wife and friends, and then he got back on his bike, ready to win the Tour de France 2000.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2003

    great

    it was gripping a great review i wish i could of wrote it

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  • Posted October 19, 2008

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    A well written book!

    This was a very well written book. It was very informational and gave alot of insight into his life and his struggles he overcame.

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    Posted November 4, 2013

    Just another sequal to alvin and the chipmunks

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