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Cycle of Lies The Fall of Lance Armstrong by Juliet Macur
  

Cycle of Lies The Fall of Lance Armstrong

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From Juliet Macur, the New York Times sports reporter who has covered the Lance Armstrong case from the beginning. This is the inside track on how he got away with his deceit for so long, the still-unravelling scandal and the potential of perjury charges overhanging the ex-champion.

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Synopsis

Cycle of Lies The Fall of Lance Armstrong by Juliet Macur

A fly-on-the-wall account of the greatest drama in modern sporting history by the New York Times cycling correspondent. As Lance Armstrong's precipitous fall from grace continues, New York Times sports reporter Juliet Macur takes the reader behind the scenes to bring to life the astonishing twists and turns of the scandal that has rocked the world of cycling. With unprecedented access to the key players in the drama - from Armstrong's fellow cyclists and top cycling officials to doctors, trainers and wives - Cycle of Lies reveals how Armstrong built a fortress of people around him to protect his image and upend the lives of anybody who stood in his way. As America's fallen idol faces potential perjury charges, Cycle of Lies widens the focus to expose corruption at all levels of the sport in a thrilling, page-turning work of contemporary narrative history.

Reviews

'Riveting ... Why did he do it? is clearly the first question begging for an answer. And How did he get away with it for so long? is another. Macur investigates both exhaustively and the result is a tale right out of ancient Greece - the demi-god with the fatal flaw.'
Toronto Star

About the Author

Juliet Macur is a leading sports reporter for The New York Times. Since 2004, she has covered the Olympics and Olympic sports, doping and legal issues for the paper. She has been at the forefront of reporting the Lance Armstrong story. She lives in New York City.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Juliet Macur

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Publisher

William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780007520633

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