Lance Armstrong's War

Lance Armstrong's War : One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour de France

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Lance Armstrong's War is the extraordinary story of greatness pushed to its limits; a vivid, behind-the-scenes portrait of perhaps the most accomplished athlete of our time as he vies for a historic sixth straight victory in the toughest sporting event on the planet. It is the true story of a superlative sports figure fighting on all fronts--made newly vulnerable by age, fate, fame, doping allegations, a painful divorce, and an unprecedented army of challengers--while mastering the exceedingly difficult trick of being Lance Armstrong, a combination of world-class athlete, celebrity, regular guy, and, for many Americans, secular saint.With a new afterword by the author, featuring in-depth reporting on: Armstrong's unprecedented seventh consecutive Tour de France victoryNew blood doping allegationsArmstrong's continuing personal and legal battles, and his retirementA fascinating journey through the little-known landscape of professional bike racing, Lance Armstrong's War provides a hugely insightful look into the often inspiring, always surprising core of a remarkable athlete and the world that shapes him.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 347 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0060734981
  • 9780060734985
  • 571,727

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"Superbly written [and] deeply researched. A complete portrait of Armstrong."--VeloNews
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