zzFoxcatcher

zzFoxcatcher

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The riveting true story of Olympic wrestling gold medal-winning brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their fatal relationship with the eccentric John du Pont, heir to the du Pont dynasty On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling golden boy, was shot three times by du Pont family heir John E. du Pont at the famed Foxcatcher Farms estate in Pennsylvania. Following the murder there was a tense standoff when du Pont barricaded himself in his home for two days before he was finally captured. "Foxcatcher" is gold medal winner Mark Schultz's memoir, revealing what made him and his brother champion and what brought them to Foxcatcher Farms. It's a vivid portrait of the complex relationship he and his brother had with du Pont, a man whose catastrophic break from reality led to tragedy. No one knows the inside story of what went on behind the scenes at Foxcatcher Farms--and inside John du Pont's head--better than Mark Schultz. The incredible true story of these championship-winning brothers and the wealthiest convicted murderer of all time will be making headlines this fall, and Mark's memoir will reveal the true inside story.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 162 x 230 x 38mm | 579.99g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525955038
  • 9780525955030
  • 1,318,519

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Praise for "Foxcatcher" "In this disturbing, heartfelt memoir, the life of champion wrestler Schultz plays out against the backdrop of his brother's murder in 1996 at the hands of John du Pont, heir to the du Pont family...the relationship between Schultz and his more easy-going, older brother is vividly portrayed as one of the sibling rivalry and real love." -- "Publishers Weekly" "My recommendation: If you want to know all about what happened at Foxcatcher, pre-order the book by Mark Schultz. It is a must-read, whether or not you know a lot about wrestling." --Eddie Goldman, host of "No Holds Barred" "While the film touches more on the tragedy of his brother David, the book takes you through the triumphs of his athletic career, the personal struggles that led him to join up with du Pont, and a true inside perspective of what really went on at Foxcatcher Farms." -- MMA Core.com "Mark Schultz' "Foxcatcher "book is raw, authentic and powerful. It is a fantastic autobiography from start to finish, and it can be read in one or two sittings, since it will be difficult to put down." -- "Digital Journal"show more

About Schultz Mark & Thomas David

MARK SCHULTZ is an Olympic gold medalist, 2-time World Champion, and 7-time national champion. DAVID THOMAS, a former award-winning sports journalist, is a national best-selling author/co-writer of seven books. He lives near Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife, Sally, and their two children.show more

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1,697 ratings
2.81 out of 5 stars
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4 18% (302)
3 32% (548)
2 26% (444)
1 14% (246)
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