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    DescriptionThe definitive account of Lance Armstrong's spectacular rise and fall. In June 2013, when Lance Armstrong fled his palatial home in Texas, downsizing in the face of multimillion-dollar lawsuits, Juliet Macur was there--talking to his girlfriend and children and listening to Armstrong's version of the truth. She was one of the few media members aside from Oprah Winfrey to be granted extended one-on-one access to the most famous pariah in sports.At the center of Cycle of Lies is Armstrong himself, revealed through face-to-face interviews. But this unfolding narrative is given depth and breadth by the firsthand accounts of more than one hundred witnesses, including family members whom Armstrong had long since turned his back on--the adoptive father who gave him the Armstrong name, a grandmother, an aunt. Perhaps most damning of all is the taped testimony of the late J.T. Neal, the most influential of Armstrong's many father figures, recorded in the final years of Neal's life as he lost his battle with cancer just as Armstrong gained fame for surviving the disease.In the end, it was Armstrong's former friends, those who had once occupied the precious space of his inner circle, who betrayed him. They were the ones who dealt Armstrong his fatal blow by breaking the code of silence that shielded the public from the grim truth about the sport of cycling--and the grim truth about its golden boy, Armstrong.Threading together the vivid and disparate voices of those with intimate knowledge of the private and public Armstrong, Macur weaves a comprehensive and unforgettably rich tapestry of one man's astonishing rise to global fame and fortune and his devastating fall from grace.


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    Title
    Cycle of Lies
    Subtitle
    The Fall of Lance Armstrong
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Juliet Macur
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 461
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062277220
    ISBN 10: 0062277227
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
    BIC subject category V2: BGS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: WSQ
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000, BIO016000
    Libri: ENGM5780
    DC21: 796.62092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14420
    Libri: P0040152, RADS2000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, CHRN/1990
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    BISAC V2.8: SPO066000
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    B&T Approval Code: A09403000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO011000
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    DC22: 796.6/2092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    BIC subject category V2: WSBX
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GV1051.A76 M34 2014
    Thema V1.0: SMQ, SZD, DNBS, SCX
    Illustrations note
    colour plates
    Publisher
    Harper
    Imprint name
    Harper
    Publication date
    04 March 2014
    Review quote
    "In "Cycle of Lies," Juliet Macur sets out to untangle Armstrong's lifetime of dishonesty...[and] finds some ghoulish new skeletons."--"The Guardian " (UK)