Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins

My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong

Book - 2015
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Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the author's thirteen-year investigation of allegations that Lance Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs to win seven Tour de France titles, and looks at the shadowy world of drug use in professional athletics.

Simon and Schuster
The basis for the upcoming major motion picture The Program directed by Stephen Frears (High Fidelity, The Queen, Philomena), starring Chris O'Dowd as journalist David Walsh and Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong.

When Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France in 1999, the sports world had found a charismatic new idol. Journalist David Walsh was among a small group covering the tour who suspected Armstrong’s win wasn’t the feel-good story it seemed to be. From that first moment of doubt, the next thirteen years of Walsh’s life would be focused on seeking the answers to a series of hard questions about Armstrong’s astonishing success.

As Walsh delved ever deeper into the shadow world of performance-enhancing drugs in professional athletics, he accumulated a mounting pile of evidence that led a furious Armstrong to take legal action against him. But he could not make Walsh—or the story—go away, and in the autumn of 2012, Walsh was vindicated when the cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

With this remarkable book, Walsh has produced both the definitive account of the Armstrong scandal, and a testament to the importance of journalists who are willing to report a difficult truth over a popular fantasy.

Publisher: New York : Atria Paperback, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2015
Edition: First Atria paperback edition
ISBN: 9781501133190
Branch Call Number: 796.6092 ARMST
Characteristics: 426 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm


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May 19, 2017

David walsh did not believe Lance Armstrong won clean in 1999..he was vilified, ridiculed, harrased, sued by LA...guess what. Walsh was right....after 13 years, Walsh was given the credit he deserved for sticking with the truth when LA was outed by the USADA report.

Readers will be surprised to learn the details of the LA bullying machine

FW_librarian Nov 05, 2014

For most who follow any world-class sport, doping and/or steroid has been around for decades - athletes and media specialists/reporters are aware of it and even though, most consider it cheating or playing dirty, it's reality. What's interesting and what may be the "deadly" part is not having an ultimate passion for a particular sport or an ultimate inner drive to compete to be the best but, it's that ultimate risk of doing whatever it takes to be the best and, at everyone's expense. When does being the best include being the best at manipulation, coercion, deception and cruelty? Still love the sport of cycling but not necessarily the way that Lance exposed it to U.S. fans.


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