311 pages, 8 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold-medal winner and wrestling golden boy, was shot three times by du Pont family heir John E. du Pont at the famed Foxcatcher Farms estate in Pennsylvania. Following the murder there was a tense standoff when du Pont barricaded himself in his home for two days before he was finally captured. How did such a horrifying senseless murder happen?...Mark Schultz takes us through his remarkable wresting career from high school to world and Olympic championships, revealing both the triumphs of his career and the personal and financial struggles that gave him no choice but to join forces with the eccentric, controlling du Pont."--Book jacket.
Includes bibliographical references (page 311).
Prologue -- Making a champion. A fighter's chance ; From off the mat to champion ; John du Pont ; One and done at UCLA ; Creating an aura ; National champion! ; Escape from hell ; Brothers, Olympians ; Golden moment ; Erasing the asterisk -- Destroying a champion. Just "Coach" ; A man and his program in disarray ; At all costs ; Protest at the Olympics ; A new home, a new life ; Trouble at Foxcatcher ; Why? ; My ultimate victory ; Justice.