- Taschenbuch: 459 Seiten
- Verlag: Harper Collins Publ. UK (3. Juli 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0007520638
- ISBN-13: 978-0007520633
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13 x 3,1 x 19,7 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 6 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 356.393 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 3. Juli 2014
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'Juliet Macur gives us the gory details. The blood bags. The needles. The lawsuits. What a hornet's nest' Evening Standard 'Riveting ... Why did he do it?" is clearly the first question begging for an answer. And "How did he get away with it for so long?" is another. Macur investigates both exhaustively and the result is a tale right out of ancient Greece - the demi-god with the fatal flaw' Toronto Star 'Macur is a fine writer and a tireless reporter' Observer 'Her well-researched book pays testimony to the determination of a large group of people, those used and cast aside by Armstrong, who found the courage to stand up to the bully ... That he was still arrogant enough to try to get her to change the title of 'Cycle of Lies' speaks volumes for his self-centred nature and Macur's determination as a journalist to stick with what she believed to be the truth' Eastern Daily Press 'Macur offers plenty that is new and is capable of holding your interest ... Compared with the other recent Armstrong books - 'The Secret Race', 'Seven Deadly Sins' and 'Wheelmen' - 'Cycle of Lies' is the one to read if you want the whole story nailed in a clear and concise narrative ... But it is also a book that can be quite subtle at times and contains moments of beauty ... a rewarding read' Podium Cafe
In June 2013, when Lance Armstrong fled his palatial home in Texas, downsizing in the face of multimillion-dollar lawsuits, Juliet Macur was there—listening to Armstrong's version of the truth. She was one of the few media members aside from Oprah Winfrey to be granted extended one-on-one access to the most famous pariah in sports before and after the scandal.
Macur gives the unfolding narrative of Armstrong's life depth and breadth with the firsthand accounts of more than one hundred witnesses, including family members whom Armstrong had long since turned his back on. Perhaps most damning of all is taped testimony of the late J. T. Neal, the most influential of Armstrong's many father figures, recorded in the final years of Neal's life as he lost his battle with cancer just as Armstrong gained fame for surviving the disease.
In the end, it was Armstrong's former friends, those who had once occupied the precious space of his inner circle, who dealt Armstrong his fatal blow by breaking the code of silence that shielded the public from the grim truth about the sport of cycling—and the grim truth about its golden boy, Armstrong.
Threading together the vivid and disparate voices of those with intimate knowledge of the private and public Armstrong, Macur weaves a comprehensive and unforgettably rich tapestry of one man's astonishing rise to global fame and fortune, and his devastating fall from grace.-- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch. Alle Produktbeschreibungen
The author of the book is Juliet Macur who is a sports reporter for The New York Times covering last ten years various sports stories connected with doping and legal issues. Previously she wrote about some other controversial subjects such as ‘Countdown to Beijing’ that brought a story about China sports world that was pushed hard in order to host the 2008 Summer Olympics and ‘In Two Arenas’ that spoke about Iraq war’s effect on sportsmen.
With ‘Cycle of Lies’ Juliet Macur set for herself the ambitious goal to write a true and interesting story about an athlete whose fate in recent years repeatedly filled newspaper columns, equally for good, as for the bad reasons. And certainly she succeeded because her 500 pages work is something that can be read in one sitting and with full right it can be said that this is a great work of investigative journalism in sports world.
Her book is divided into seven chapters, each of them, in addition to the Prologue and Epilogue, named in a provocative way – Lies of the Family, Lies of the Sport, Lies of the Media, Lies of the Brotherhood, Lies of the American Hero and finally, The Truth.
Right at the beginning of the book author gives clear guidelines from which it can be seen that she knows a lot about Armstrong and people around him - …for nearly a decade, Lance Armstrong and I have had a contentious relationship. Seven years have passed since his agent, Bill Stapleton, first threatened to sue me. Back then, I was just one of the many reporters Armstrong had tried to manipulate, charm or bully.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
Ich kann dieses Buch empfehlen, rege jedoch an nicht ausschließlich auf Basis dieses Buches über Armstrong zu urteilen. Ergänzend empfehle ich u.a. die Biographien von Laurent Fignon, David Millar und Tylor Hamilton, aus denen hervorgeht wie das EPO-Doping Anfang der 1990erJahre sich langsam im Peloton verbreitete und welche Gefühlslage damit bei den jungen Radprofis verbunden war.
Contentwise it is an interesting book that reveals a lot about doping, what it does to people, how dangerous it is and why athletes choose to do it and just how many people there are involved to make it happen. That so many knew (and know) and np one really cared, was the most shocking information
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Juliet Macur beschreibt den Werdegang von Lance Armstrong über Jahre hinweg: vom Konflikt mit seinen Eltern, über die ersten Rennen im Radsportzirkus bis hin zu seinem... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 24. November 2014 von micha1989
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