Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong Hardcover – 13 Dec 2012
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This fascinating account of Walsh s determination in asking difficult questions reveals the sport s doping culture, the dark side of the sport and the legal battles that drug users faced --Irish Post
One of the most powerful sports books ever written...a must-read for anyone with an interest in modern sport. --sportsbookofthemonth.com
Not so much a valuable as an essential book for anyone interested in Armstrong, bike racing or doping. --New Statesman
About the Author
David Walsh is chief sportswriter for the Sunday Times and has won the UK Sportswriter of the Year title four times. For many years, he was one of the few journalists prepared to question Lance Armstrong's record, and his account of that struggle was published in Seven Deadly Sins, which won the British Sports Book Awards Biography of the Year prize, was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize and later turned into the film The Program. He is also the author of Inside Team Sky, and he lives in Newmarket, Suffolk.
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Top Customer Reviews
Still worth a read in fairness.
Thank God there are journalists like David Walsh and his colleagues.
Knowing the outcome, the 'whodunnit' if you like, doesn't always spoil a good mystery story and it certainly doesn't lessen the power of David Walsh's very personal account of his crusade to expose the lies and cheating of Lance Armstrong. Walsh could so easily have produced a volume of self-praising 'I told you so' writing, but he doesn't. Instead he pays homage to the good guys and girls who got trampled underfoot, the peleton riders whose careers were destroyed by bully-boy Armstrong and his heavies, the team members Armstrong stomped across in pursuit of his own personal distorted ambition and the broken bodies and ruined health of those around him.
Perhaps it's hard to believe but this really is the kind of book you can't put down as the pace and the evidence starts to build. As Armstrong hides behind his charity work as a so-called 'Cancer Jesus', as if thinking a bit of fund raising will somehow exempt him from playing by the rest of societies 'rules', the reader can't help but think that in the case of Lance Armstrong, the truth really can be stranger than fiction.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The relentless pursuit of the truth by author is finally rewarded in the end . Investigative journalism at its best. The truth will out in the end.Published 3 months ago by tommycarroll
... the lengths a 'legend' would go too and how low he would stoop to continue a lie. A book of catharsis that isn't I told you so, but an ending to a battle made personal. Read morePublished 4 months ago by pigsinflight
Although we all know about Armstrong's fall from grace these days, this is the story of one man who beat the drum from day one. Read morePublished 5 months ago by styles
Well worth a read, author deserves success given all he and others went through. And it was cheap too !Published 5 months ago by kevin mccoll
So sad about this book. When I was a kid I loved watching the Tour with my Dad, it was an annual must do. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dylan
Very very good book - David Walsh deserves a lot more praise for his work on this.Published 6 months ago by Mr.PTHURSTON