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23 Days in July: Inside Lance Armstrong's Record-Breaking Tour de France Victory

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2007

    Disappointing is an understatement

    After reading 'It's Not About the Bike''BIKE' and 'Lance Armstrong's War' 'WAR' I was keen to dig even deeper into the wonderfully operatic, entirely melodramatic world of professional cycling. Sadly, this book is shallow, hollow... I read about half of it, tried to force myself to skim that last half, then tossed it. Biggest criticisms: ONE: It appears the author simply had BIKE and WAR on his desk and stole from them, only, to avoid plagiarism, waters the great stories down. TWO Although the author is touted as following the Tour for decades, his passion for the sport is? Well, it's nonexistent. Anyone who repeatedly calls the peloton either 'the pack' or 'the group' shouldn't be writing books about The Tour. THREE The approach is naive. In BIKE you get a vivid, internal presentation of Lance. In WAR you get the penetrating eye of an outsider. In 23 DAYS you get 'Lance pandering.' Lance is a great leader. Lance told his men what to do. Of course Lance would never do drugs. FOUR Writing organization that of a high-school student. If WAR was written by an investigative reported, 23 DAYS was written by a high-school student writing formulaically. 23 days, 23 chapters. 'The days off are awful as we learn about the authors infected thumb. Lift what you can from BIKE and WAR. Google the towns the Tour passes through and give a little watered-down history. Throw in a few meaningless conversations. FIVE Your learn nothing reading this book. Well, I did learn that some folks call the peloton 'the pack' and 'the group.' Again, hugely disappointing. A waste of money and a waste of time. Much better books are out there covering the very same material and time frames. Dr. Kirtland C. Peterson

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