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    DescriptionMike Pressler walked into the bottomfloor meeting room of the Murray Building and, as he had done hundreds of times over a sixteen-year career at Duke University, prepared to address his men's lacrosse team. Forty-six players sat in theater-style chairs, all eyes riveted forward. It was 4:35 P.M. on Wednesday, April 5, 2006. The program's darkest hour had arrived in an unexpected and explosive announcement. Pressler, a three-time ACC Coach of the Year, informed his team that its season was canceled and he had "resigned," effective immediately. While his words reverberated off the walls, hysteria erupted. Players cried, confused over a course of events that had spun wildly out of control. What began as an off-campus team party with two hired strippers had accelerated into a rape investigation -- one that exposed prosecutorial misconduct, shoddy police work, an administration's rush to judgment, and the media's disregard for the facts -- dividing both a prestigious university and the city of Durham. Wiping away tears, Pressler demonstrated the steely resolve that helped him win more than two hundred games. For the next thirty minutes, Pressler put his personal situation aside and encouraged his players to stick together. He also made a bold promise: "One day, we will get a chance to tell the world the truth. One day." This is that day. Pressler, who has not done an interview since the saga began, has handed his private diary from those three weeks to New York Times bestselling author Don Yaeger, exposing vivid details, including the day Pressler was fired, when the coach asked Athletic Director Joe Alleva why the school "wasn't willing to wait for the truth" to come out. "It's not about the truth anymore," Alleva said to the coach in a signature moment that said it all. In addition to Pressler, Yaeger interviewed more than seventy-five key figures intimately involved in the case. The result is a tale that defies logic. "It is tough to be one of fifty people who believed a story when fifty million people believed something else," Pressler said. "This wasn't about the truth to many of the others involved. My story is all about the truth."


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    Title
    It's Not about the Truth
    Subtitle
    The Untold Story of the Duke Lacrosse Case and the Lives It Shattered
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Don Yaeger, With Mike Pressler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416551492
    ISBN 10: 1416551492
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: NC
    Libri: I-NC
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/NCAROL
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    B&T Approval Code: C39010000
    BISAC V2.8: TRU000000
    DC21: 364.1
    DC22: 364.1
    B&T Approval Code: P09404000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E7
    BISAC V2.8: SPO026000, BIO026000
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/NCRALE
    DC22: 364.15/3209756563
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HV6568.D87 Y34 2008
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNXC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    Simon Spotlight Entertainment
    Publication date
    01 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York