Murder A Biography

Murder  A Biography

The stories and the people involved in the history of murder are stranger, darker and more compulsive than any crime fiction.

Author: Kate Morgan

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Duchess of Death

Duchess of Death

Utilizing over 5,000 previously unpublished letters, notes, and documents, the author tells how Christie's life was "as full of romance, travel, wealth, and scandal as any mystery Christie ever crafted." -- from publisher description.

Author: Richard Hack

Publisher: Phoenix Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597776202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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Utilizing over 5,000 previously unpublished letters, notes, and documents, the author tells how Christie's life was "as full of romance, travel, wealth, and scandal as any mystery Christie ever crafted." -- from publisher description.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Teacup Poisoner

The Teacup Poisoner

★★★ A page-turning true crime story ★★★ Graham Young had an unusual obsession from a young age.

Author: Fergus Mason

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1490368957

Category: True Crime

Page: 128

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Graham Young had an unusual obsession from a young age. Where most youths might be interested in music and sports, Young was fascinated by poisons. By the age of 14, he was using his family (who, of course, didn't know) as experiments. In 1962, still a teen, his stepmother died from one of his poisoning experiments. Young eventually confessed to the murder of his stepmother and the attempted murder of several other members of his family; he was sent to a mental hospital for nine years, where he was ultimately released fully recovered. Unknown to the hospital, however, Young was actually using his time in the mental hospital to study medical texts and improve his poisoning skills. His true work as a poisoner had only just begun! This gripping narrative gives you a page-turning look at one of England's most notorious serial killers: Graham Young.
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The True Legacy of Dr Tom Boring An Unsolved Murder Mystery Biography

The True Legacy of Dr Tom Boring  An Unsolved Murder Mystery Biography

An Unsolved Murder Mystery Biography Jane Flowers. been what the murder was about.” He adds, “Not heroin hard, but pharmaceuticals, cause he was a doctor, ...

Author: Jane Flowers

Publisher: Jane Flowers

ISBN: 9780578690933

Category: Art

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In the Pre-dawn hours on May 10, 1980 two youths were driving down a Mississippi Street when they noticed smoke billowing off in the distance at a house fire. The two youths reported the fire to the nearest fire station at 3:28 a.m. that was located only three blocks from the house engulfed in flames. The home on fire was that of U.S. Navy Veteran Dentist Dr. Tom Boring and he died in the fire as a result of a Cold Case murder mystery that stunned everyone in the Mississippi Delta and people within the fine art photography community. Tom had been involved throughout his life in a number of controversies with the law. Twice within his lifetime he had his Dental license revoked for convictions concerning manufacturer or possession of marijuana. Tom's unsolved murder is just one episode in his highly unconventional private life that involved guns, alcohol, drugs and women. His Legacy is best known for fine art color photographs his friend photographer William Eggleston brought kicking and screaming into the art world over 40 years ago. His life story detailed in the pages of this book is about what happened before, during, and after the famous photograph (Untitled) Greenwood, Mississippi 1973, informally known as "The Red Ceiling", was taken by William Eggleston in Tom's home. In the photo shows a naked light bulb in the center of a bright red ceiling. "The red ceiling is simply a red ceiling with diagonal cables and a light bulb hanging down in the middle. There's a Kamasutra freeze. There's something pornographic here almost. It's the sight of a murder. A horrible murder. The walls are bleeding. It could also be witnessed by a fly. You know buzzing around that bulb in the abstinent heat. The room probably stinks. One picture of a red ceiling and it can carry all that. It is about surface and it's not. It is about what it depicts and it's not. It is about something much more." Quote by Mark Holborn from Imagine/The Colorful Mr. Eggleston The True Legacy of Dr. Tom Boring will forever transform the way you see and get you closer to photographs taken in the 1970's of Tom and his home by William Eggleston, while recreating the crime scene of where and how he was murdered in the Mississippi Delta.
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The Bundy Murders

The Bundy Murders

In this revised, updated and expanded edition, the author explores the life of Theodore Bundy, one of the more infamous--and flamboyant--American serial killers on record.

Author: Kevin M. Sullivan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476681009

Category: True Crime

Page: 276

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• “The foreword promises exclusive information and delivers. Through prodigious research, Sullivan sniffs out small details, like overlooked gas station receipts, to meticulously define the time line of Bundy’s killing spree. [He] also attempts to offer, when possible, well-rounded views of the forgotten women who were victims, sharing snapshots of their lives and personalities. Precise and fast-paced, this is a worthwhile addition to the existing Bundy canon.”—Booklist Reviews of the 1st edition: • “Despite the multitude of books about Bundy, The Bundy Murders offers fresh material and ideas about Bundy’s predatory movements. Well researched and highly recommended, for Bundy scholars and true crime fans alike.”—Katherine Ramsland, author of The Human Predator and The Devil’s Dozen • “Unearths new and horrifying evidence of other murders and graphic new details about the most notorious and fascinating serial killer of all time…provides the most in-depth examination of the killer and his murders ever conducted…a must-read for all true crime fans”—Dan Zupansky, author of Trophy Kill • “The Bundy Murders is scholarly and yet, at the same time, compelling and mesmerizing. Couldn’t put it down. This is crime writing at its very best!”—Gary C. King, author of The Murder of Meredith Kercherand Rage • “Kevin Sullivan has delivered a precise, knowledgeable chronicle of the life and death of America’s most recognizable serial killer. This highly accessible study gives context to the details of horror unleashed by the unfinished soul we know as Ted Bundy.”—Ron Franscell, bestselling author of The Darkest Night and Delivered from Evil • “The touchstone of accuracy and insight…never before revealed information on the grisly crimes of America’s most notorious serial killer…required reading for anyone interested in serial killers in general and Ted Bundy in particular.”—Burl Barer, Edgar Award winning author of The Saint: A Complete History in Print Radio Television and Film • “Sullivan’s book is the most comprehensive I have encountered on Bundy. He provides minor details and insights not provided by any other book on the subject, revealing subtle facets of the killer’s background and crimes which have previously gone unnoticed.”—Gary Brucato, coauthor, The New Evil: Understanding the Emergence of Modern Violent Crime • “Insightful, well researched, and well written…highly recommend[ed] for any true crime reader, or any reader wanting to know more about Bundy or about deviant personalities. In fact, this book should be required reading for any student of psychology or criminal law”—Psychotic State.com In this revised, updated and expanded edition, the author explores the life of Theodore Bundy, one of the more infamous--and flamboyant--American serial killers on record. Bundy's story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, and the U.S. legal system. This in-depth examination of Bundy's life and his killing spree that totaled dozens of victims is drawn from legal transcripts, correspondence and interviews with detectives and prosecutors. Using these sources, new information about several murders is unveiled. The biography follows Bundy from his broken family background to his execution in the electric chair.
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Victor Gollancz

Victor Gollancz

If it's as a publisher that he is remembered above all, nonetheless in many ways he epitomised the social conscience of the mid-twentieth century: he founded the Left Book Club, Save Europe Now and the Campaign Against Capital Punishment.

Author: Ruth Dudley Edwards

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571294800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 806

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Victor Gollancz was a teacher, publisher, author and campaigner who spent his life passionately trying to make people see the truth as he saw it. If it's as a publisher that he is remembered above all, nonetheless in many ways he epitomised the social conscience of the mid-twentieth century: he founded the Left Book Club, Save Europe Now and the Campaign Against Capital Punishment. For this biography, first published in 1987, Ruth Dudley Edwards had access to all the Gollancz family and firm papers, and produced an honest, searching work which not only reveals an extraordinary man but throws light on many of the political and social events of his times. 'Frequently gripping and always readable.' John Gross, Observer 'Consistently enthralling and a brilliant achievement.' Hilary Rubinstein, Spectator 'One of the fullest and richest portraits of a contemporary individual we have had.' Anthony Curtis, Financial Times 'I would trust anyone's life to Ruth Dudley Edwards.' Terence De Vere White, Irish Times
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The History of Mr Brough the Involvement in the Whitechapel Murder Case

The History of Mr  Brough  the Involvement in the Whitechapel Murder Case

The book recounts the infamous Jack the Ripper hunt.

Author: Lazaro Schmelz

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ISBN: 9798510622119

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Page: 187

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The book recounts the infamous Jack the Ripper hunt. We will explore the history of Mr. Brough, his family, and his beloved home. The book explores his involvement in the Whitechapel murder case and sees how his dogs really function in the hunt for Jack the Ripper. You will look at the past and present use of dogs in law enforcement.
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Architect of Death at Auschwitz

Architect of Death at Auschwitz

Rudolf Hoss has been called the greatest mass murderer in history.

Author: John W. Primomo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476681467

Category: History

Page: 251

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Rudolf Hoss has been called the greatest mass murderer in history. As the longest-serving commandant of Auschwitz, he supervised the killing of more than 1.1 million people. Unlike many of his Nazi colleagues who denied either knowing about or participating in the Holocaust, Hoss remorselessly admitted, both at the Nuremberg war crimes trial and in his memoirs, that he sent hundreds of thousands of Jews to their deaths in the gas chambers, frankly describing the killing process. His "innovations" included the use of hydrogen cyanide (derived from the pesticide Zyklon B) in the camp's gas chambers. Hoss lent his name to the 1944 operation that gassed 430,000 Hungarian Jews in 56 days, exceeding the capacity of the Auschwitz's crematoria. This biography follows Hoss throughout his life, from his childhood through his Nazi command and eventual reckoning at Nuremberg. Using historical records and Hoss' autobiography, it explores the life and mind of one of history's most notorious and sadistic individuals.
Categories: History

The Kirov Murder and Soviet History

The Kirov Murder and Soviet History

scene of the murder in Leningrad, and seems to have inserted elements from ... According to a 1993 biography based in part on KGB archives Orlov spent much ...

Author: Matthew E. Lenoe

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300142426

Category: History

Page: 833

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Drawing on hundreds of newly available, top-secret KGB and party Central Committee documents, historian Matthew E. Lenoe reexamines the 1934 assassination of Leningrad party chief Sergei Kirov. Joseph Stalin used the killing as the pretext to unleash the Great Terror that decimated the Communist elite in 1937–1938; these previously unavailable documents raise new questions about whether Stalin himself ordered the murder, a subject of speculation since 1938.The book includes translations of 125 documents from the various investigations of the Kirov murder, allowing readers to reach their own conclusions about Stalin’s involvement in the assassination.
Categories: History

Critical and Miscellaneous Essays Characteristics Goethe s portrait Death of Goethe Biography Boswell s Life of Johnson Goethe s works Corn law rhymes On history again Appendix The tale Novelle

Critical and Miscellaneous Essays  Characteristics  Goethe s portrait  Death of Goethe  Biography  Boswell s Life of Johnson  Goethe s works  Corn law rhymes  On history again  Appendix  The tale  Novelle

... and here must he ferociously dart upon a black , that the people may fancy the like is to be seen within : of murder and sudden death , of burning and ...

Author: Thomas Carlyle

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ISBN: UOM:39015001550394

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The Life and Death of Olof Palme

The Life and Death of Olof Palme

This is the first book in English about a man who, while still missed in Sweden, for his liberal domestic reforms as much as his high moral stance in international affairs, has disappeared down the memory hole in the West's consciousness.

Author: Pelle Neroth

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ISBN: 1520483171

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Page: 172

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It is a mystery that still obsesses a whole generation of Swedes. Just who was the gunman who walked up behind the Swedish prime minister Olof Palme and shot him in the back on a dark winter's night in Stockholm, February 1986?The answer lies in who he was. In this first English-language biography, Olof Palme's personal story is of someone who left his conservative family background behind to become a statesman of the global left, inspired by Swedish diplomats such as Folke Bernadotte and Dag Hammarskj�ld. Trained as an officer at a prestigious Swedish cavalry regiment at the behest of his father, Palme started turning leftward after his travels to the racist American South in 1948.Instead of choosing a conservative occupation like diplomacy or the law, Palme allowed himself to be recruited by the then prime minister of the leftist Social Democrat party, Tage Erlander, as his political assistant. When Palme became prime minister in 1969, he rode the wave of Sixties counterculture and Palme's Sweden became a byword for the modern, progressive, socially liberal utopia, a model in Europe and further afield. Sweden became a global pioneer in feminism But Palme's first love was foreign policy. On the international stage, under Palme's direction, Sweden became a "moral superpower", whose high-minded, activist, left-wing foreign policy put the country on a collision course with London, Washington and Apartheid South Africa. In Europe, he was a controversial activist for disarmament in a time of extreme nuclear tensions. In Africa, he battled for human rights. For the first time, the book reveals the extensive covert help Sweden gave to the anti-Apartheid movement in a way that seemed to put the country in the side of the Soviet - and against Reagan's United States - in the war against racism.Sweden was a major player in the Cold War, and its leader paid the ultimate price.
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Furious Hours

Furious Hours

"The stunning true story of an Alabama serial killer, and the trial that obsessed the author of To Kill a Mockingbird in the years after the publication of her classic novel--a complicated and difficult time in her life that, until now, has ...

Author: Casey N. Cep

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9781101947869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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"The stunning true story of an Alabama serial killer, and the trial that obsessed the author of To Kill a Mockingbird in the years after the publication of her classic novel--a complicated and difficult time in her life that, until now, has been very little examined. Willie Maxwell was a Baptist reverend in Alabama; he also happened to be a serial killer. Between 1970 and 1977, his two wives and brother all died under suspicious circumstances -- each with hefty life insurance policies taken out by none other than the Reverend himself. With the help of a savvy lawyer, Maxwell escaped justice for years. Then, the teenage daughter of his third wife perished. At the funeral, the victim's uncle shot the Reverend dead in a church full of witnesses--and was subsequently acquitted of the murder, thanks to the same savvy lawyer who had represented the Reverend for all those years. Sitting in the audience during the trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York to her native Alabama with an idea of writing a book about the case. Now, Casey Cep brings this nearly inconceivable, gripping story to life on the page: from the shocking murders to the chicanery of insurance fraud to the courtroom drama. At the same time, it is a vividly told, elegiac account of Harper Lee's quest to write a second book after To Kill a Mockingbird, and a deeply moving portrait of this beloved writer's struggle with fame, success, and the mysteries of artistic creativity"--
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A History of British Serial Killing

A History of British Serial Killing

BE THE FIRST TO READ DAVID WILSON'S NEW TRUE CRIME BOOK A PLOT TO KILL BY PRE-ORDERING NOW Expanded and updated, this is the definitive history of British serial killing 1888-2020 - by the UK's leading criminologist, David Wilson In this ...

Author: David Wilson

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 0751581070

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Expanded and updated, this is the definitive history of British serial killing 1888-2020 - by the UK's leading expert, David Wilson In this fascinating and informative book, Professor David Wilson tells the stories of Britain's serial killers from Jack the Ripper to the extraordinary Suffolk Murders case. David Wilson has worked as a Prison Governor and as a profiler, and has been described as the UK's leading expert on serial killers. His work has led him to meet several of the UK's deadliest killers, and build up fascinating insights into what makes a serial killer - and who they are most likely to target. A vivid narrative history and a call for prison and social reform, Professor Wilson's new book is a powerful and gripping investigation of Britain's serial murderers.
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The Death of Caesar

The Death of Caesar

The story of the most famous assassination in history, dramatically narrated in the historical context of Rome's ongoing civil wars.

Author: Barry Strauss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451668810

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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A professor of history and classics describes the actual events of March 15, 44 BC, when Julius Caesar was murdered during the Roman civil wars, and comparies them to those outlined by William Shakespeare in his famous play.--Publisher's description.
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The Murder of History

The Murder of History

A Critique of History Textbooks Used in Pakistan Khursheed Kamal Aziz. explained to them in clear terms they falter and fumble and at the end of the year ...

Author: Khursheed Kamal Aziz

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105025829750

Category: Historiography

Page: 278

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Violette Nozi re

Violette Nozi  re

"Sarah Maza has written a vivid, gripping and clear-eyed account of the celebrated Violette Nozière case, which captivated French society in the 1930s.

Author: Sarah Maza

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520272729

Category: History

Page: 352

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"Sarah Maza has written a vivid, gripping and clear-eyed account of the celebrated Violette Nozière case, which captivated French society in the 1930s. A bold and imaginative story, Violette Nozière opens an unexpected and revealing window onto interwar Parisian life." — Colin Jones, author of Paris: Biography of a City “Sarah Maza's absorbing new book on Violette Nozière--flapper, fantasist, and perpetrator of one of the most sordid and sensational French homicides of the 1930s—is a scholarly 'true crime' tale of the most intelligent sort. Why might a seemingly respectable little mademoiselle from a 'nice' bourgeois family want to poison her maman et papa at the breakfast table? Alongside her riveting account of the crime and its aftermath, Maza investigates the various pathologies—familial, social, economic, cultural, psychosexual—that may have figured in the mayhem. (At her trial Nozière claimed, among other things, that her father had sexually abused her for years.) The result is both a fascinating case history—Greek tragedy rewritten as seedy policier—and a chilling glimpse into the less salubrious aspects of French lower middle-class life between the wars.” — Terry Castle, author of The Professor "One of those rare and sophisticated works that tells a gripping story while evoking a complex historical period. There exist very few cultural histories of the interwar years."—Carolyn Dean, author of Aversion and Erasure: The Fate of the Victim after the Holocaust “Sarah Maza's book tells an arresting story that deftly combines conventional social history with a subtle analysis of gender and culture. Using all the arts of the best storytellers, she is careful not to give too much away, and it is only with time and a remarkable conclusion that we realize that Violette Nozière is no ordinary tale.” — Ruth Harris, author of Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century
Categories: History

Berkshire Murders

Berkshire Murders

Berkshire Murders is an examination of some of the county's most notorious and shocking cases.

Author: John Van der Kiste

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752484013

Category: True Crime

Page: 160

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Berkshire Murders is an examination of some of the county's most notorious and shocking cases. They include Hannah Carey, beaten to death by her husband at Warfield in 1851; young Hannah Gould, whose throat was cut by her father in a frenzied attack at Windsor in 1861; Nell Woodridge, murdered by her husband in 1896 and later immortalised in Oscar Wilde's The Ballad of Reading Gaol; Annie Davis, killed by her lover in 1912; and Minnie Freeman Lee, whose body was discovered in a trunk in 1940. John Van der Kiste's carefully researched, well-illustrated and enthralling text will appeal to all those interested in the darker side of Berkshire.
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Unbelievable

Unbelievable

Tells the story you've never heard about the dramatic, tension-filled world of Biggie, Tupac, Puff Daddy, and Suge Knight, tracing their friendships and feuds from the beginning to the bitter end.

Author: Cheo Hodari Coker

Publisher: VIBE Lifestyyle Books

ISBN: 1935883615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 291

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In this riveting account of Biggie's remarkable life, hip hop journalist Cheo Hodari Coker tells the story you've never heard about the dramatic, tension-filled world of Biggie, Tupac, Puff Daddy, and Suge Knight, tracing their friendships and feuds from the beginning to the bitter end. Despite the clash of personalities and styles, all four were key players in a volatile and creative era of hip hop, a time when gangsta rap became popular music. Before he rocketed to fame as Biggie, Christopher Wallace was a young black man growing up in Brooklyn with a loving single mother. An honors student who dropped out of school to sell drugs, Biggie soon discovered that he had a gift for rocking the mike. Coker's narrative is based on exclusive interviews with Biggie's family and friends, some of whom have never spoken publicly about Biggie before. Compellingly written and brilliantly illustrated, with rare color and black-and-white photographs from VIBE's archives and Biggie's family, this is an in-depth look at the life and afterlife of an icon whose music is as powerful and prevalent as ever. A virtuoso of flow as well as a master storyteller, Biggie was arguably the greatest rapper of all time. We've heard a lot of speculation about Biggie's death. Now it's time to remember his life and celebrate his work.
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The Death of Marco Pantani

The Death of Marco Pantani

Drawing on his personal encounters with Pantani, as well as exclusive access to his psychoanalysts, and interviews with his family and friends, Matt Rendell has produced the definitive account of an iconic sporting figure.

Author: Matt Rendell

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 1474600778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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The intimate biography of the charismatic Tour de France winner Marco Pantani, now updated to include the 2014 and 2015 investigation into Pantani's death. National Sporting Club Book of the Year Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 'An exhaustively detailed and beautiful book . . . a fitting, ambivalent tribute - to the man, and to the dark heart of the sport he loved' Independent On Valentine's day 2004, Marco Pantani was found dead in a cheap hotel. It defied belief: Pantani, having won the rare double of the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in 1998, was regarded as the only cyclist capable of challenging Lance Armstrong's dominance. Only later did it emerge that Pantani had been addicted to cocaine since 1999. Drawing on his personal encounters with Pantani, as well as exclusive access to his psychoanalysts, and interviews with his family and friends, Matt Rendell has produced the definitive account of an iconic sporting figure.
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