Customer Reviews for

American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America's Pastime

Average Rating 4.5
( 10 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(5)

4 Star

(4)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 – 4 of 5 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted May 15, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A gripping and engaging non-fiction book that reads like a crime-fiction novel

    Before December 2007, Roger Clemens, winner of seven Cy Young awards, had established himself as one of baseball's preeminent players. There had been rumors and accusations of his using illegal performance enhancing drugs such as steroids and human growth hormones, of course, but he vehemently denied it. But when the famous Mitchell Report was published and exposed the truth, it ruined Roger Clemens' reputation and career.

    Roger Clemens did not really need to use the performance enhancing drugs to enhance his career because he had natural talent and ability, and even in his youth he was an extraordinary pitcher. Had he never used the drugs, he still would have been considered one of the greatest pitchers of all time. So, the question that baffles baseball fans is why was he even tempted to seek the drugs?

    "American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America's Pastime", despite its unwieldy title, is a gripping and engaging non-fiction book that reads like a crime-fiction novel. This is truly an impressive accomplishment of the authors. The four authors, all of them sports investigative reporters of the New York Daily News - Teri Thomson, Nathaniel Vinton, Michael O'Keeffe, and Christian Red - have worked together as a team, not unlike a baseball team at a game, to produce this highly readable book.

    Yesh Prabhu, Plainsboro, NJ

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 – 4 of 5 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1