WorldCat Identities

O'Connell, Vanessa

Overview
Works: 14 works in 33 publications in 6 languages and 1,277 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV1051.A76, 796.62092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vanessa O'Connell
Wheelmen : Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever by Reed Albergotti( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded. He admitted doping during the Tours and, in an interview with Oprah, described his "mythic, perfect story" as "one big lie." But his admission raised more questions than it answered-because he didn't say who had helped him dope or how he skillfully avoided getting caught. The Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell broke the news at every turn. In Wheelmen they reveal the broader story of how Armstrong and his supporters used money, power, and cutting-edge science to conquer the world's most diffcult race. Wheelmen introduces U.S. Postal Service Team owner Thom Weisel, who in a brazen power play ousted USA Cycling's top leadership and gained control of the sport in the United States, ensuring Armstrong's dominance. Meanwhile, sponsors fought over contracts with Armstrong as the entire sport of cycling began to benefit from the "Lance effect." What had been a quirky, working-class hobby became the pastime of the Masters of the Universe set. Wheelmen offers a riveting look at what happens when enigmatic genius breaks loose from the strictures of morality. It reveals the competitiveness and ingenuity that sparked blood-doping as an accepted practice, and shows how the Americans methodically constructed an international operation of spies and revolutionary technology to reach the top. At last exposing the truth about Armstrong and American cycling, Wheelmen paints a living portrait of what is, without question, the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports."--
Wheelmen : Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the great sports conspiracy ever by Reed Albergotti( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded. He admitted doping during the Tours and, in an interview with Oprah, described his "mythic, perfect story" as "one big lie." But his admission raised more questions than it answered - the full story is much bigger than the fall of one sporting hero. Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell broke the news at every turn. In Wheelmen they reveal the broader story of how Armstrong and his supporters used money, power, and cutting-edge science to conquer the world's most difficult race. Wheelmen introduces U.S. Postal Service Team owner Thom Weisel, who in a brazen power play ousted USA Cycling's top leadership and gained control of the sport in the United States, ensuring Armstrong's dominance. It reveals the competitiveness and ingenuity that sparked blood-doping as an accepted practice, and shows how the Americans methodically constructed an international operation of spies and revolutionary technology to reach the top. Wheelmen paints a compelling and vivid portrait of what is, without question, the greatest conspiracy in the history of sport
Wheelmen by Reed Albergotti( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports"--
Raddraaiers : de grootste samenzwering in de sportgeschiedenis by Reed Albergotti( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De opkomst, triomfen en ondergang van wielrenner Lance Armstrong (1971-)
Wheelmen : Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the greatest sports conspiracy ever by Reed Albergotti( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded
Lance Armstrong itinéraire d'un salaud by Reed Albergotti( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le monde entier a récemment assisté, médusé, à la chute spectaculaire d'une légende du sport mondial : Lance Armstrong. En reconnaissant s'être dopé, début 2013, Armstrong a soulevé plus de questions qu'il n'a apporté de réponses. Il n'a rien dit du contexte et n'a pas non plus parlé de ceux qui l'ont aidé à se doper. On ignore toujours d'où venaient les produits et comment l'opacité a pu se prolonger aussi longtemps, malgré les centaines de tests subis. C'est à ces questions que répond ce livre, récit vivant d'une enquête minutieuse de plusieurs années et portrait d'un génie ambigu affranchi de toute morale. Il n'y est pas seulement question d'Armstrong en tant qu'homme, en tant qu'athlète ou en tant que rescapé du cancer. Il n'y est pas non plus uniquement question de dopage. Ce livre est la chronique d'un empire économique. Un empire tellement puissant que, pour ceux qui y ont participé, l'échec était impensable. C'est aussi la chronique d'une conspiration internationale qui a permis à ses protagonistes d'engranger des centaines de millions de dollars en quinze ans. Nous vous invitons dans les coulisses de cette histoire, où vous croiserez les nombreux cyclistes qui ont couru avec ou contre Lance Armstrong, les politiques et les hommes d'affaires, les sponsors et les avocats qui l'ont entouré, et finalement les enquêteurs qui l'ont fait tomber."
Il texano dagli occhi di ghiaccio : Lance Armstrong, il Tour de France e il più grande scandalo sportivo di tutti i tempi by Reed Albergotti( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wheelmen by Vanessa O'Connell( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded. He admitted doping during the Tours and, in an interview with Oprah, described his "mythic, perfect story" as "one big lie." But his admission raised more questions than it answered?because he didn't say who had helped him dope or how he skillfully avoided getting caught. The Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell broke the news at every turn. In Wheelmen they reveal the broader story of how Armstrong and his supporters used money, power, and cutting-edge science to conquer the world's most difficult race. Wheelmen introduces U.S. Postal Service Team owner Thom Weisel, who in a brazen power play ousted USA Cycling's top leadership and gained control of the sport in the United States, ensuring Armstrong's dominance. Meanwhile, sponsors fought over contracts with Armstrong as the entire sport of cycling began to benefit from the "Lance effect." What had been a quirky, working-class hobby became the pastime of the Masters of the Universe set. Wheelmen offers a riveting look at what happens when enigmatic genius breaks loose from the strictures of morality. It reveals the competitiveness and ingenuity that sparked blood-doping as an accepted practice, and shows how the Americans methodically constructed an international operation of spies and revolutionary technology to reach the top. It went on to become a New York Times Bestseller, a Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller, and win numerous awards, including a Gold Medal for the Axiom Business Book Awards. At last exposing the truth about Armstrong and American cycling, Wheelmen paints a living portrait of what is, without question, the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports
Szökésben : Lance Armstrong a Tour de France és a sporttörténelem legnagyobb összeesküvése by Reed Albergotti( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kryzys daje się we znaki sprzedawcom towarów luksusowych by Vanessa O'Connell( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An assessment examining the feasibility of small-scale community led biodiesel production in the Pujehun region of Sierra Leone by Vanessa O'Connell( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Invasion of the Tacky Advertisers --- Flab-Busting Belt, L̀eg Pillow' End Up in Prime TV Spots As Ad Recession Drags On by Vanessa O'Connell( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quick Riches: How Major Players Turn Lottery Jackpots Into a Guaranteed Bet by Vanessa O'Connell( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like It or Lump It: Thriving Industry Buys Insurance Settlements From Injured Plaintiffs by Vanessa O'Connell( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Vanessa O'Connell American journalist

Vanessa O'Connell Amerikaans journaliste

Vanessa O'Connell periodista estadounidense

Vanessa O'Connell periodista estatunidenca

Vanessa O'Connell periodista estauxunidense

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