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"Devastating. . . . groundbreaking. . . . Necessary reading for anyone concerned with the steroids era in baseball and track and field and its fallout on sports history."—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"A compelling portrait of conspiracy. . . . Fascinating."—The Boston Globe
"Scorching. . . . A testament to baseball’s failure."—Newsweek
"Superb. . . . Important and disturbing."—San Francisco Chronicle
"The evidence is detailed, damning, and overwhelming. . . . It’s a growing bonfire of controversy. This book is one of the matches."—The Philadelphia Inquirer
"[Fainaru-Wada and Williams] have got the goods and they reveal them methodically. Everything is well-sourced and meticulously explicated."—Chicago Tribune
“A shocking exposé of the seedy side of pro sports that underscores just how easy it is to cheat.”—Entertainment Weekly
Williams has written on subjects including the California cocaine trade, Oakland’s Black Panther Party and the career of San Francisco mayor and political power-broker Willie Brown. His journalism also has been honored with: the Gerald Loeb Award for financial writing; the California Associated Press’ Fairbanks Award for public service; and, on three occasions, the Center for California Studies' California Journalism Award for political reporting. He was the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California Journalist of the Year in 1999.
Born in Ohio, he graduated from Brown University and the University of California-Berkeley and attended University College, London, U.K. Before joining the Chronicle, he worked as a reporter at the Hayward Daily Review, the Oakland Tribune, and the San Francisco Examiner. He was a University of Michigan Journalism Fellow in 1986-87.
Funny and so true of what happens on road trips with family.Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
Well written, insightful and funny. I love Leonard's unflinching descriptions of his family members (and himself). I wanted more when I turned the last page. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rabbit Flat Sharon
This is a delightful, funny account of a family vacation by talented author and former Good Morning America contributor, Mike Leonard. Read morePublished 3 months ago by lynette long
One of my favorite hitters of all time. It's too bad he wasn't a good person. It's for those reasons, despite lack of positive tests people paint him as guilty. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jonathan Fitzgerald
Victor Conte is morally corrupt. One should read the book, especially parts concerning his wife & drugs, black market selling of drugs from desperate AIDS patients to elite... Read morePublished 4 months ago by phyllis shalor
This is an excellent book that provides a full accounting of why Barry Bonds and many others started and continued to do steroids for years before being caught. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rob Gerstley