Zachary Goode

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Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong by David Walsh
This book might have been called 'How I Wrote L.A. Confidentiel', as that is the story it tells, albeit updated post USADA judgement. Most people reading this page will already know that that publication was the beginning of how Lance Armstrong was toppled. The journey is fascinating, frustrating, exhausting, and thrilling.

Walsh articulates something of the stress that he, Betsy Andreu and Emma O'Reilly (amongst others) experienced during the years of constant denials by Armstrong - and by the sport at large, including Walsh's journalist contemporaries.

Walsh flits around from 1993 to 1999 with confusing abandon, and his writing style is sometimes erratic. The book… Read more
Land of Second Chances: The Impossible Rise of Rwa&hellip by Tim Lewis
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Land of Second Chances is focused on three intriguing characters: One of the founders of mountain biking, cycle manufacturer Tom Ritchey; the first American to ride in the Tour de France, trainer Jock Boyer; and Adrien Niyonshuti, a Rwandan cyclist who overcame the murder of his six brothers (and many other dreadful experiences) to become Rwanda's first professional sportsman - assisted by Ritchey and Boyer.

But this is much more than a tripartite biography. Lewis contextualises Niyonshuti's journey with a recent Rwandan history - concentrating on the genocide but also sketching political developments. We learn about Niyonshuti's contemporaries both in Rwanda and elsewhere in… Read more
Concrete by Leonard Koren
Concrete by Leonard Koren
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring, 19 Oct 2012
I found this book really inspiring. The range of works is huge, but the quality is very high and totally consistent. It's incredible what can be created from the same source material - it has definitely changed my notion of concrete.

You don't get to understand the 180 buildings shown - you only get one picture and a long caption for each one - and you don't get much detail on construction or concrete composition or anything like that, but the introduction and short text are thought provoking and comprehensible to someone like me with no architectural training.

It's a really handsome and finely produced book with beautiful images, so makes a good present for a creative… Read more