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Cold Blooded (Kindle Single) by [Longman, Jere]
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  • Print Length: 49 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A0DQ4MK
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This book just lists the facts involving the case which discredited one of my sporting heroes whose story up to that moment had inspired many.
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A very well written and concise summary of the evidence against Armstrong. Well worth a read by cyclists and non-cyclists alike.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x909f8060) out of 5 stars 16 reviews
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HASH(0x9045e834) out of 5 stars Nothing but writing off of others... 13 Nov. 2012
By Tom Josef - Published on Amazon.com
Longman is lining up information in his book that you have heard and read way before he brought out this book and it seems nothing but a try to ride the wake of the Armstrong scandal to boost sales of this fragmentarium of facts glued together and written with no real intensity. That's the feel this book has: a summary without plot or deeper message. Not worth reading.
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HASH(0x911e0910) out of 5 stars Quick overview of the Armstrong case for newbies 15 Nov. 2012
By Steve Frazier - Published on Amazon.com
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When Lance Armstrong refused to answer charges from the US Anti-Doping Agency that he'd doped extensively through his career, he all but forced the USADA to put its cards on the table. And the USADA produced -- compiling a complete printed dossier on his career in doping (known as the USADA "Reasoned Decision,") along with hundreds of pages of supporting documentation and affidavits. The resulting "data dump" was extensive and devastating to Armstrong's claims of innocence. It's all available free on the USADA website, and worth reading if you're really interested in the case.

But for a quicker read that pulls all the facts together in an organized timeline then this quickie e-book will do. It's concise, readable, and just tells the story of what happened during Armstrong's career, step by step. It relies heavily on the material in the USADA case documents, but since the author knows the sport, he is able to pull each bit of testimony about doping into context so the USADA testimony is understandable.

If you've followed the case in the news in detail, there's nothing new here. But I suspect a large number of people with a mild interest in Armstrong have gotten a little lost over the years in the bit-by-bit uncovering of Armstrong's doping, with each new revelation accompanied by denials, counterclaims, and attacks on witnesses. Finally, with the release of the USADA materials, there is enough solid testimony on the record to pull the story together in an organized way. If you're interested in a thorough yet streamlined account of how Armstrong's team indulged in performance enhance drugs, then this e-book is worth the modest cost and time investment.
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HASH(0x904633cc) out of 5 stars Nothing new 13 Nov. 2012
By Ok I guesss - Published on Amazon.com
Longman just compiles information and puts in order of the time line that it happened. If you have read anything about Armstrong's doping, then you have heard this all before.
HASH(0x9045e984) out of 5 stars A simple summary of the case for the prosecution 27 Dec. 2012
By Nic - Published on Amazon.com
Let's be clear,this book is simply a summary of the USADA case, put in chronological order and with sufficient additional facts to make sense.
So if you have read every one of the pages of evidence, speculation and commentary about Lance Armstrong's cycling career then there will be nothing new here for you.
For the rest of us though, this is a great way of getting an overview of the case for the prosecution, without developing an obsession with the topic.
It's hard not to find him guilty after reading this, especially when so much of it ties in with David Millars's story in "Racing Through the Dark". But whilst he doesn't come across as a particarly nice guy (or even in his own books for that matter) I'm left more with a sense of anger at how badly cycling's governing body failed to address the doping problem that it must have been aware of, than I am with disappointment in Armstrong himself. The evidence laid out here just suggests that Lance Armstrong both doped and competed better than his peers at the time.
Depressing? Sure. But I don't think it changes the fact that he was the best cyclist of his drug-ridden era.
Let's just hope the sport clearly has cleaned itself up, and we won't have to read a similar account about Wiggins or Cavendish in years to come.
HASH(0x9045ebd0) out of 5 stars Whose fault is it? 12 Dec. 2012
By Amelia Gremelspacher - Published on Amazon.com
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The single item that got my attention the most was Lance Armstrong's reaction to the failure of his blood work to detect HCG. This hormone should have showed up as a precursor to testicular cancer, but his reaction is that now he had something to use against the people who screen for doping. This book is mostly a compedium of the doping evidence against Lance Armstrong. I, in fact, had not read about the controversy, so this was informative.
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