Lance Armstrong's War by Daniel Coyle
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 retirement

A 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.

 

About Daniel Coyle

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Daniel Coyle is the author of The Talent Code, as well as the New York Times bestseller Lance Armstrong's War. He lives with his wife and four children in Homer, Alaska, and Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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My wife and I started reading this book together during the Tour de France in July. As she took her turn driving our Suburban across the U.S.—my children in the back, immersed in DVDs&...

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Coyle covers all the tour wins, and writes in the style of Jon Krakauer, whose blurb for Lance Armstrong's War says: “… An intimate, insightful, unflinching look at the greatest athlete of our time.” Armstrong finished third in the 2009 Tour de France, after seven consecutive wins, and is sched...

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Lance Armstrong's War is likely the most complete biography of Lance Armstrong in print, since Coyle covered the 2004 tour over a period of 15 months with full access to Lance, team members, rivals, doctors, and European press.

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By almost all accounts, cycling is rife with doping, and although he does not draw any conclusions about Lance, Coyle offers an even-handed and straightforward account of the evidence, allegations, and refutations.

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Lance Armstrong's War is likely the most complete biography of Lance Armstrong in print, since Coyle covered the 2004 tour over a period of 15 months with full access to Lance, team members, rivals, doctors, and European press.

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You don’t mention whether your book club is geared more toward new fiction or classics, but if you can take the latter route, you can’t go wrong with Dickens.

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