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  • Published: 18 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241972007
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Foxcatcher

A True Story of Murder, Madness and the Quest for Olympic Gold




The book behind the hottest film of 2014 starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, and from the director of Moneyball and Capote

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. 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, also an Olympic gold medalist and a part of the Foxcatcher team.

  • Published: 18 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241972007
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the authors

David Thomas

David Thomas is a regular contributor to the Daily Mail and Sunday Telegraph, and until 2003 he also wrote a weekly sports column for London's Evening Standard, in which he bemoaned the plight of his beloved West Ham. He lives in Sussex with his wife and three children.

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