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Chase Your Shadow The Trials of Oscar Pistorius

by John Carlin

Biography / Autobiography Sport

Chase Your Shadow The Trials of Oscar Pistorius Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Biography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015.

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius will rivet the world's attention in a way no other case has since another famous sportsman, O. J. Simpson, was tried for the murder of his ex wife in 1994. John Carlin brings his own extensive knowledge of South Africa and access to Pistorius himself, as well as to his friends and family, after the death of Reeva Steenkamp to tell the story of the rise and fall of a classically tragic hero. It is the most remarkable sports story ever told - about a man whose legs were amputated at the age of eleven months and ended up running in the Olympic Games - and it is a story too about crime and punishment, love and death that follows Pistorius' trail from South Africa to London, to the United States, to Iceland, to Italy and has at its heart a richly varied and compelling set of characters, among them the beautiful victim, two brilliant rival lawyers and the fascinatingly complex figure of Oscar Pistorius himself.

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ISBN: 9781782393290
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781782393269
Publication date: 17/11/2014
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782393269
Publication date: 17th November 2014
Author: John Carlin
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Hardback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, Sport,

About John Carlin

John Carlin grew up in Argentina and in the UK and spent 1989-95 in South Africa as the Independent's correspondent there. He has also lived in Spain, Nicaragua, Mexico and Washington, writing for The Times, the Observer, the Sunday Times, the New York Times, among other papers, and working for the BBC. His previous books include, Playing the Enemy (2008), the basis of the film Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood, which earned Oscar nominations for both Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman and Knowing Mandela (2013).

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