Braking Bad: Richard Poplak

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The story of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong isn’t just about the greatest doping conspiracy in sports history—it’s about the nature of corruption, whether in athletics, business, politics or society at large.

Blending memoir that recounts his own family’s struggles with cancer and reportage from Europe’s elite racing circuit (including access to riders such as Carlos Sastre and Ryder Hesjedel), journalist Richard Poplak draws out the parallels between the elaborate, cult-like regime constructed around Armstrong and the sort of corruption he’s witnessed first-hand in the developing world.

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Braking Bad: Chasing Lance Armstrong and the Cancer of Corruption

The story of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong isn’t just about the greatest doping conspiracy in sports history—it’s about the nature of corruption, whether in athletics, business, politics or society at large.

Blending memoir that recounts his own family’s struggles with cancer and reportage from Europe’s elite racing circuit (including access to riders such as Carlos Sastre and Ryder Hesjedel), journalist Richard Poplak draws out the parallels between the elaborate, cult-like regime constructed around Armstrong and the sort of corruption he’s witnessed first-hand in the developing world.

This book is not a definitive account of the Lance Armstrong era. It does not divulge any new information on his many years as a doper and cyclist. Rather, Braking Bad is an incisive, eloquent, and thought-provoking meditation on the most human of foibles, corruption, and how it preys so auspiciously on the most human of virtues, idealism and hope.

About Richard:

Richard Poplak is an award-winning author, journalist, and filmmaker. He has become one of the most widely read and controversial political journalists in South Africa, editing at large for the Daily Maverick. Poplak has reported from over 25 developing countries, for the Financial Times, Atlantic Monthly, The Guardian, among others. He was recently part of a team that won the prestigious Global Shining Light award for investigative journalism.

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ASIN : B00B2PN9GE
Publisher : Doubleday Canada (June 11, 2013)
Publication date : June 11, 2013
Language : English
File size : 1141 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
X-Ray : Not Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 73 pages
Lending : Not Enabled

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