EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals
Search
Game of Shadows

Game of Shadows - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-1592402687

Cover of Game of Shadows 06 (ISBN 978-1592402687)
ISBN13: 978-1592402687
ISBN10: 1592402682
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Gotham Books
Published: 2006
International: No

List price: $15.00

More Shipping Options

Game of Shadows - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-1592402687

Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams

ISBN13: 978-1592402687
ISBN10: 1592402682
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Gotham Books

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

The blockbuster ''New York Times'' bestseller that caused a media firestorm and stayed in the headlines for weeks at last arrives in paperbackwith a new afterword about the Barry Bonds perjury investigation. This is the complete inside story of the BALCO steroids scandal from the award-winning reporters who broke the news nationally. In the summer of 1998, as baseball was still struggling to regain popularity lost during the contentious 1994 players strike that caused the World Series to be canceled, a race to break the home-run record transfixed the nation. Over the next three seasons, baseball players across the country hit home runs at unprecedented rates. Although sportswriters pointed to suspicions of juiced baseballs and small parks being responsible, there were whispers that illegal performance-enhancing drugs were being used. But home runs were big business, and baseball carried on with a weak performance-drug testing regime. In December of 2004, after more than a year of investigation, ''San Francisco Chronicle'' reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams broke the story that in a federal investigation of a nutritional supplement company called BALCO, Barry Bonds and fellow slugger Jason Giambi had admitted to taking steroids. Immediately the issue of steroids in baseball became front-page news. In ''Game of Shadows,'' Fainaru-Wada and Williams expose the secrets of BALCO, illuminating how professional athletes risked their health for a competitive edge.

List price: $15.00
  • Marketplace
  • From
More Shipping Options