Chase your shadow: the trials of Oscar Pistorius
The definitive account of the rise and fall of South African Olympic and Gold Medal-winning Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, from his personal and athletic success to the murder charge that rocked the world and put both the man, and post-Apartheid South Africa, on trial.
Oscar Pistorius made history as the first amputee to compete against able-bodied runners at the 2012 London Olympics. A hero in his native South Africa, the "Blade Runner" as he is known for his futuristic prosthetic legs, became a global icon of resilience and determination.
But less than a year later, Pistorius rocked the world once again when he shot his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, through a closed bathroom door in the early hours of February14, 2013. Charged with murder, he claimed self-defense, contending that he had acted in a blind panic, imagining an intruder had broken in. But as the investigation moved to trial--during which the prosecution sought to prove that he killed her in a rage after an argument--a picture emerged of a traumatized individual fascinated with guns and assailed, behind the heroic facade, by anguish and self-doubt.
Acclaimed journalist John Carlin follows the trials of this fallen champion, detailing his fraught upbringing, his almost superhuman rise to athletic glory, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding Steenkamp's death. At the center of Pistorius's story is South Africa--a young democracy stained by a history of racial disparity and levels of criminal violence that are among the highest in the world.
Thoughtful and probing, Chase Your Shadow offers a piercing look at this intriguing modern tragedy, bringing to life a complex figure and the troubled land that shaped him.
Athletes with disabilities -- South Africa
Biography & Autobiography
Pistorius, Oscar, -- 1986- -- Trials, litigation, etc
Runners (Sports) -- South Africa
Sports & Recreations
Trials (Murder) -- South Africa -- Pretoria -- Cases
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|Last Update||2018-05-23 23:09:43PM|
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|author||Carlin, John, 1956-|
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|display_description||"Ending Reeva's life, and in the same instant annihilating his own, had condemned him in the end to the shadow existence he had fought so hard to avoid -- inspiring compassion in some, derision in many more, and ripping forever from his grasp all that he had strived so hard to win."--Back cover.|
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|subject_facet||Athletes with disabilities -- South Africa, Pistorius, Oscar, -- 1986- -- Trials, litigation, etc, Runners (Sports) -- South Africa, Trials (Murder) -- South Africa -- Pretoria -- Cases|
|title_display||Chase your shadow : the trials of Oscar Pistorius|
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|title_sub||the trials of Oscar Pistorius|
|topic_facet||Athletes with disabilities, Biography & Autobiography, Nonfiction, Pistorius, Oscar, Runners (Sports), Sports & Recreations, Trials (Murder), True Crime|