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

By Mark Schultz, David Thomas

The New York Times bestseller and riveting real story—the topic of a high-profile film—of Olympic wrestling gold medalist brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their deadly courting with the eccentric John du Pont, inheritor to the du Pont dynasty
On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz used to be shot within the again by means of du Pont inheritor John E. du Pont on the family’s famed Foxcatcher Farms property in Pennsylvania. How did the so-called ally of beginner wrestling come to dedicate the sort of frightening, mindless homicide? For the 1st time ever, Mark tells the complete tale. attention-grabbing, strong, and deeply own, Foxcatcher will captivate filmgoers and an individual who loves riveting and weird tales of actual crime.

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It used to be any such mismatch that it didn’t topic even if i needed to be there or now not. I slightly gained my subsequent fit, then misplaced the following and didn’t position. i used to be in most cases ravenous after tournaments and may pass on a hunt for chocolate. The Mongolian chocolate used to be lovely reliable, at the very least whilst i used to be capable of keep away from the occasional trojan horse. whilst Dave wrestled a Bulgarian after i used to be performed, I didn’t are looking to return to the world, so I stayed on the lodge and watched the fit on tv. television should have been really new to the rustic, simply because there have been just a couple of black-and-white TVs within the lodge, and the single factor exhibiting on them was once wrestling. For Dave’s fit, they weren’t exhibiting the ranking at the reveal, so I scored the fit in my head. on the finish, I had Dave successful 11–3. however the ref raised the Bulgarian’s hand in its place. The Bulgarian gained 12–11. I couldn’t think it! Dave additionally wrestled opposed to the eventual match champion, a Russian. It used to be an in depth fit, however the refs cheated badly and Dave misplaced. After the final fit, I sat opposed to a wall with Dave, and he used to be so distraught over wasting that he began punching himself within the face. Dave had constantly been super difficult on himself while he misplaced. That’s one other factor I realized from Dave—take your losses tough. I had saw whatever comparable from Korean wrestlers on the finish of my freshman 12 months at UCLA while Dave and that i have been requested to compete opposed to a Korean cultural alternate group at a highschool in l. a.. I wrestled first and acquired pinned via an analogous headlock that had triggered me difficulties because I first all started the game. I requested the Korean trainer for a rematch and defeated an analogous opponent 20–1. Our staff went directly to win the twin. I walked in the course of the door of the locker room and heard screaming and banging. The Koreans’ captain used to be beating the crap out of his teammates with a kendo sword and ordering them to bash their heads opposed to the lockers. a few have been bleeding, and that i imagine them all have been crying and yelling as if they'd dishonored themselves via wasting. status there staring at and feeling their wrestlers’ deep feel of honor and satisfaction, I instantly won recognize for the Koreans. That’s what they need to be doing, i assumed. That’s what i might be doing. At UCLA, I had made up our minds that i might by no means back take wasting in stride. i wished to make wasting the worst event attainable. I’d hit myself, bang my head opposed to a wall, cry, scream, rip outfits aside, break within sight blameless gadgets, or no matter what else I felt like doing. I figured that if I made wasting the worst event ever, i'd by no means make that very same mistake back. stable wrestlers needs to put off errors. Then i might input a interval of just about melancholy which may final for a few weeks. i might turn into deeply introspective and check out to figure out why I misplaced so i'll establish the mistake(s) i wished to dispose of. Then i'd redouble my dedication and energy. wasting flat-out sucked, and that i made the time after a loss suck, too. I discovered way more from my losses than from my victories, simply because losses uncovered blunders I by no means desired to make back.

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