Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher

The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John Du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold

Large Print - 2015
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On 22nd January 1996 Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medallist and wrestling's golden boy, was shot in the back by John E. du Pont at the famed Foxcatcher estate in Pennsylvania. That started a two day siege at the ranch before the du Pont family heir was finally captured. 'Foxcatcher' is Mark Schultz's vivid portrait of the complex relationship he and his brother had with du Pont, a man whose catastrophic break from reality lead to tragedy.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015, c2014
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410476142
Characteristics: 415 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Fox catcher

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ChristyH Jun 10, 2015

This book is best enjoyed by people who are interested in college/Olympic level wrestling. The actual story of Dave Schultz's involvement with John du Pont plays a very small part of the book. The majority of the book focuses on Mark Schultz's wrestling career and his own internal struggles. I fo... Read More »


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ChristyH Jun 10, 2015

This book is best enjoyed by people who are interested in college/Olympic level wrestling. The actual story of Dave Schultz's involvement with John du Pont plays a very small part of the book. The majority of the book focuses on Mark Schultz's wrestling career and his own internal struggles. I found it to be quite slow and not very interesting.

jpozenel Apr 29, 2015

This book is far more about the career of Mark Schultz than the murder of his brother. I went to several high school wrestling matches and had friends that wrestled, but reading about it is extremely boring. I saw the movie and liked it, but this book was a waste of my time.

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ladybugg
Apr 29, 2015

This was mainly the story of Mark Schultz's wrestling career. It wasn't until 3/4 of the way into the book that their relationship with DuPont was addressed. If you are interested in the world of wrestling, you might enjoy this book better then I did

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forgeman
Feb 13, 2015

I first read about this many years ago in a magazine article which I found fascinating. The book however reads like an egotistical account by an American wrestler who devotes very little time on John du Pont and the major part he played in the death of Dave Schultz.

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MT60
Jan 30, 2015

Saw the movie first, then read the book. As a follower of Olympic sports, I remember the news story in 1996. Rivetting study of athletic obsession on the part of author Schultz, and power obsession of deranged Dupont heir.

Uwe44 Dec 10, 2014

A great book, but a tragic story of how money and the quest for fame can lead to a tragic ending. This was one of those "I can't put this book down" stories that is worth the time.

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