Foxcatcher : the true story of my brother's murder, John du Pont's madness, and the quest for Olympic gold / Mark Schultz, with David Thomas
- Schultz, Mark, 1960-
- New York, NY : Dutton, 
- Physical Description:
- 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
- Prologue -- Making a champion. A fighter's chance ; From off the mat to champion ; John du Pont ; One and done at UCLA ; Creating an aura ; National champion! ; Escape from hell ; Brothers, Olympians ; Golden moment ; Erasing the asterisk -- Destroying a champion. Just "Coach" ; A man and his program in disarray ; At all costs ; Protest at the Olympics ; A new home, a new life ; Trouble at Foxcatcher ; Why? ; My ultimate victory ; Justice.
- "The riveting true story-soon to be a high-profile film-of Olympic wrestling gold medal-winning brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their fatal relationship with the eccentric John du Pont, heir to the du Pont dynasty On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling golden boy, was shot three times by du Pont family heir John E. du Pont at the famed Foxcatcher Farms estate in Pennsylvania. Following the murder there was a tense standoff when du Pont barricaded himself in his home for two days before he was finally captured. Foxcatcher is gold medal winner Mark Schultz's memoir, revealing what made him and his brother champion and what brought them to Foxcatcher Farms. It's a vivid portrait of the complex relationship he and his brother had with du Pont, a man whose catastrophic break from reality led to tragedy. No one knows the inside story of what went on behind the scenes at Foxcatcher Farms-and inside John du Pont's head-better than Mark Schultz. A movie based on Mark's memoir, also titled Foxcatcher and directed by Bennett Miller of Moneyball and Capote fame-starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo-is scheduled to release nationally Fall 2014. The incredible true story of these championship-winning brothers and the wealthiest convicted murderer of all time will be making headlines this fall, and Mark's memoir will reveal the true inside story"--
- 9780525955030 (hardback)
- Ronald A. Smith Sports History Book Collection.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (page 311).
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