Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins

My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong

Book - 2013 | First Atria Books hardcover edition
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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
From award-winning journalist David Walsh, the definitive account of the author’s twelve-year quest to uncover and make known the truth about Lance Armstrong’s long history of performance-enhancing drug use, which ultimately led to the cyclist’s being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

The story of Lance Armstrong—the cyclist who recovered from testicular cancer and went on to win the Tour de France a record seven times, the man who wrote a bestselling and inspirational account of his life, the charitable benefactor—seemed almost too good to be true. And it was.

As early as Armstrong’s first victory on the Tour in 1999, The Sunday Times (London) journalist David Walsh had reason to think that the incredible performances we were seeing from Armstrong were literally too good to be true. Based on insider information and dogged research, he began to unmask the truth. Cycling’s biggest star used every weapon in his armory to protect his name.

But he could not keep everyone silent.

In the autumn of 2012, the US Anti-Doping Agency published a damning report on Armstrong that resulted in the American being stripped of his seven Tour victories and left his reputation in shreds. Walsh’s long fight to reveal the truth had been vindicated. This book tells the compelling story of one man’s struggle to bring that truth to light against all the odds.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2013
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781476737119
Branch Call Number: 796.62 WALSH
Characteristics: 426 pages : color illustrations ; 24 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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