- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 591 KB
- Print Length: 178 pages
- Publisher: The Sunday Times; 1 edition (31 Oct. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009ZZW7WK
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- Average Customer Review: 104 customer reviews
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Lanced: The Shaming of Lance Armstrong Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Nothing new to see, yes?
Well, yes and no. Reading the articles back in the context of Armstrong's shaming following the USADA report and the stripping of his titles shows what a courageous work of journalism this is. As such, what you may have read before feels fresh.
Way back in 1999, Walsh was pointing out that Armstrong was going faster than the entire Festina team who had just been done for doping. Despite the bullying and the decision to ignore the story by much of the rest of the media, Walsh continues to investigate.
I'm sure a far more thorough book will be on the way at some point - but, for now, this is complete as you're likely to get. For the price, it's a terrific collection of journalism that reads even better now that most people will accept that Walsh was right. Credit too to the Times for allowing its journalists to pursue the story.
As a final note, the Times have done a good job in creating the ebook too, with each section well laid out and easy to find. This is something that isn't always true when newspapers try to create these things.
Until that is I downloaded and read a few pages of the USADA report, you don't need to read it all, I still maintained Lance was innocent of all charges and David Walsh was a vindictive crackpot along the lines of Robin Gardiner, a compelling story needs compelling evidence, Walsh produces it Gardiner alas does not!
It's a sordid and dirty story from which lance Armstrong only has one avenue left open to him now, come clean Lance you can no longer deny the facts, plus he comes across as a downright nasty piece of work if you cross him in any way.
Good on David Walsh et al who stuck it out knowing the truth would come out someday! Lance's apologists now rank alongside the Holocaust deniers in their blinkered views to my mind.
For further reading I'm trying to read a poorly translated copy of LA Confidentiel, the book that really rattled LA and his cohorts, not been printed here in the UK under threat of Lance sueing, whether or not that threat still holds good as the Sunday Times are looking to claim the damages paid to Lance back!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book although I'm not giving it 5 stars because the format, a series of newspaper articles contains lots of repetition with the same pieces of evidence explained again... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
very good reprise of one of the biggest sporting cons of our generation.Published 10 months ago by danny mclaughlin
Appreciate it was a collection of previously published newspaper articles but some sensible editing could have removed much of the endless repetitionPublished 11 months ago by MR JN WEBB
If you were ever in any doubt about how Lance Armstrong fooled most people and bullied the others, then you should read this account. The will to win at any cost.Published 11 months ago by Imagetruth
A vile creep finally exposed, and not before time! As a cyclist I have always hated Armstrong, as for any half informed observer, it was clear what he was, a cheat! Yet. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Eric Holford
I read this after reading the "Seven Deadly Sins" and whilst this was interesting it did not really give me any more of an insight. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Stuart Hall
Great series of articles about Armstrong and his downfallPublished 23 months ago by Mr D K Drummond
the pursuit for the truth is not pretty, in much the same way that the truth itself hurts, but this account of relentless search of the truth is a worthy, if also saddening readPublished on 21 July 2014 by Sie Barlow