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League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth

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Publisher Comments:

Mark Fainaru-Wada is an investigative reporter for ESPN. With his colleague Lance Williams, he co-authored the New York Times best-seller "Game of Shadows — Barry Bonds, BALCO and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports." He lives in Petaluma, California, with his wife Nicole, son Max and daughter Ella.

 

 Steve Fainaru is an investigative reporter for ESPN. While covering the Iraq war for the Washington Post, he received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his investigation into the U.S. military’s reliance on private security contractors. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife Maureen Fan, and son Will.

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"While the NFL is the most profitable and popular sports league in America, it's recently been buffeted by concerns around the long-term effect concussions have had on former players. ESPN investigative reporters Fainaru-Wada and Fainaru lay out evidence that the NFL actively obfuscated attempts by independent scientists and medical professionals to draw a connection between football's inherent violence and chronic brain disease afflicting former players. The narrative is fast-paced and almost cinematic in the way it describes the culture of the gridiron, and in the picture it provides of the NFL research labs where scientists drew their conclusions, and the NFL boardrooms where football executives decided to go to war. Sadly, David H. Lawrence XVII's narration undermines this brisk, exciting pace. From a technical standpoint, listeners will have few quibbles: Lawrence narrates crisply and cleanly. He perfectly pronounces every syllable. And yet, he's oddly robotic and often monotone. For a topic as emotionally charged as the NFL, Lawrence's stiff narration will confuse and alienate listeners. A Crown hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804128179
Author:
Fainaru-wada, Mark
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Author:
Fainaru, Steve
Author:
Fainaru-Wada, Mark
Author:
Lawrence Xvii, David H.
Author:
David H. Lawrence XVII
Subject:
Football
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Football General
Subject:
football;sports
Edition Description:
Twelve CD
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.9 x 5.1 x 1.1 in 0.7 lb

Related Subjects

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
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Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sociology of Sports

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "While the NFL is the most profitable and popular sports league in America, it's recently been buffeted by concerns around the long-term effect concussions have had on former players. ESPN investigative reporters Fainaru-Wada and Fainaru lay out evidence that the NFL actively obfuscated attempts by independent scientists and medical professionals to draw a connection between football's inherent violence and chronic brain disease afflicting former players. The narrative is fast-paced and almost cinematic in the way it describes the culture of the gridiron, and in the picture it provides of the NFL research labs where scientists drew their conclusions, and the NFL boardrooms where football executives decided to go to war. Sadly, David H. Lawrence XVII's narration undermines this brisk, exciting pace. From a technical standpoint, listeners will have few quibbles: Lawrence narrates crisply and cleanly. He perfectly pronounces every syllable. And yet, he's oddly robotic and often monotone. For a topic as emotionally charged as the NFL, Lawrence's stiff narration will confuse and alienate listeners. A Crown hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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