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Benedict, Jeff

Overview
Works: 35 works in 161 publications in 2 languages and 11,254 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Trials, litigation, etc  Autobiographies  Case studies  Rules  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV964.W66, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jeff Benedict
The system : the glory and scandal of big-time college football by Jeff Benedict( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revelatory account based on the authors' unprecedented access to the NCAA's highest-level programs throughout the 2012 season describes its high-powered system of billion-dollar television deals, high-priced coaches, football "hostessing," castoff athlete-students and paid test takers
Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict( Book )

15 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and French and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life. Married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children, he was the winner of fourteen major golf championships and earning more than $100 million annually. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years -- one that unraveled in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving-night car crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional lives over a cliff. Who is Tiger Woods, really? Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian conducted hundreds of interviews with people from every facet of Woods's life -- friends, family members, teachers, romantic partners, coaches, business associates, physicians, Tour pros, and members of Woods's inner circle. We read an inside account of Tiger's relationship with his first love, Dina Gravell, and their excruciating breakup at the hands of his parents. We learn that Tiger's longtime sports agency, International Management Group (IMG), made $50,000 annual payments to Tiger's father, Earl Woods, as a "talent scout" years before Tiger was their client. We discover startling new details about Earl, who died in 2006 and lies in an unmarked grave. We come along as Tiger plunges into the Las Vegas and New York nightclub worlds alongside fellow superstars Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. We are whisked behind the scenes during the National Enquirer's globetrotting hunt to expose Tiger's infidelity, and we get a rare look inside his subsequent sex-addiction treatment at the Pine Grove facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. By tracing his life from its origins as the mixed-race son of an attention-seeking father and the original Tiger Mom -- who programmed him to be "the chosen one," tasked with changing not just the game of golf but the world as well -- the authors provide new insight into the human being trapped inside his parents' creation. We meet the lonely, introverted child prodigy who has trouble connecting with other kids because of his stutter and unusual lifestyle. We experience the thrill and confusion of his meteoric rise to stardom. And we come to understand the grown man's obsession with extreme training and deep sea diving as a rare source of the solitude he craves. Most of all, we are reminded, time and time again, of Woods's singular greatness and the exhilaration we felt watching an athletic genius dominate his sport for nearly twenty years
Public heroes, private felons : athletes and crimes against women by Jeff Benedict( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeff Benedict thoroughly investigates for the first time athletes' abusive behavior, delving into the full spectrum of complex factors that give rise to and perpetuate the disturbing pattern of frequent sexual and domestic violence toward women. And, opposing the public stance of sports organizations, he offers compelling evidence that male athletes commit more crimes against women than do their peers. Benedict provides an in-depth examination of several incidents of rape, gang rape, and assault by successful sports figures, including the cases of Mike Tyson, Lawrence Phillips and other members of the University of Nebraska football team, former Boston Celtic Marcus Webb, and Warren Moon. Benedict's probe confronts such controversial issues as race, class, the groupie phenomenon, the sexually permissive lifestyle of many athletes, the consensual sex defense, and the sports industry's indifference to recruiting or drafting talented athletes with criminal records
No bone unturned : the adventures of a top Smithsonian forensic scientist and the legal battle for America's oldest skeletons by Jeff Benedict( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he's not at a notorious crime scene or a mass disaster, Doug Owsley is entering tombs and crypts, unwrapping mummies, or climbing into caves to unlock the secrets of bones. In No Bone Unturned, investigative journalist Jeff Benedict not only unveils a compelling portrait of the man behind America's most notorious cases but also gives us a fascinating look inside the world of forensic science as seen through the eyes of a leading specialist. Doug Owsley's extraordinary talent has put his phone number on speed dial for federal agencies, from the FBI to the CIA and the State Department. When the Branch Davidian compound in Waco caught fire, when a terrorist-flown plane crashed into the Pentagon, and when mass graves were uncovered in Croatia, the authorities called Owsley. Through cutting-edge science, instinctive artistry, and dogged tenacity, Owsley painstakingly rebuilds the skeleton, and helps identify it and determine the cause of death
Little pink house : a true story of defiance and courage by Jeff Benedict( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susette Kelo was just trying to rebuild her life when she purchased an old house perched on the waterfront in New London, Conn. It wasn't fancy, but with hard work she was able to turn it into a home that was important to her. Little did she know that the City of New London, desperate to revive its flailing economy, wanted to raze her house and others along the waterfront in order to win a lucrative Pfizer pharmaceutical contract that would bring new business into the city. Kelo and fourteen neighbors refused to sell, so the city decided to exercise its power of eminent domain to condemn their homes, launching a case that ultimately reached the Supreme Court. Investigative journalist Jeff Benedict takes us behind the scenes of this case, and Kelo speaks for the first time about how one woman took on corporate America to save her home.--
Without reservation : the making of America's most powerful Indian tribe and the world's largest casino by Jeff Benedict( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1973, an old American Indian woman dies with nothing left of her tribe but a trailer and a two-hundred-acre reservation in the sleepy backyard of Ledyard, Connecticut. It seems to signal the end of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe. But it is just the beginning. Over the course of the next three decades, the reservation grows to more than two thousand acres and becomes home to Foxwoods, the largest casino in the world, grossing more than $1 billion per year. The Pequots are reborn, immensely wealthy, and in possession of an enormous amount of political influence. How did it happen?" "Without Reservation tells the stunning story of the rise of the richest tribe in American history."
Out of bounds : inside the NBA's culture of rape, violence, and crime by Jeff Benedict( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kobe Bryant was charged with rape in July 2003, he wasn't the only NBA player in trouble with the law
QB : my life behind the spiral by Steve Young( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Young produced some of the most memorable moments in NFL history. The Run--his electrifying 49-yard game-winning touchdown against Minnesota. The Catch II--his last-second touchdown strike against Green Bay. Then there were his record-setting six touchdown passes in Super Bowl XXIX. But Young's most impressive victories were personal ones that were won off the field when no one was watching. QB is a remarkably revealing memoir of an athletically gifted Mormon boy with a 4.0 GPZ, a photographic memory, and a severe case of childhood separation anxiety. This memoir gives readers the sense of being inside Young's helmet while he runs through opponents both on and off the field. --
Pros and cons : the criminals who play in the NFL by Jeff Benedict( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the criminal records of NFL players
Athletes and acquaintance rape by Jeff Benedict( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an age of sports hero idolatry, it is essential to understand the relationship between male athletes and violence against women. Athletes and Acquaintance Rape unravels the controversy of this topic by focusing on three high-profile cases involving professional athletes who have been charged with sexual assault. Jeffrey R. Benedict provides a brief history on each athlete and traces the chronology of events leading up to the charges of sexual assault and the results of those charges. By examining specific aspects of the professional athlete's life, Benedict reveals a climate predisposed to committing violence against women, moreover, he exposes a system that provides star athletes with protection from punishment and conviction. This book will prove useful for academics, practitioners, and students in several fields, including sociology, psychology, gender studies, law, sport management, educational administration, violence against women, and family violence
Poisoned : the true story of the deadly E. coli outbreak that changed the way Americans eat by Jeff Benedict( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an account of the E. coli outbreak involving hamburger meat from the Jack in the Box fast food chain, including coverage of the subsequent lawsuit and interviews with executives, researchers, lawyers, and the victims' families
The Mormon way of doing business : leadership and success through faith and family by Jeff Benedict( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles eight Mormon businesspeople who attribute their successes to their faith; including JetBlue founder and CEO David Neeleman, former Madison Sqaure Garden CEO Dave Checketts, and Harvard Business School dean Kim Clark
The system : the glory and scandal of big-time college football by Jeff Benedict( Recording )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explosive and revelatory portrait reported from deep behind the scenes of big-time NCAA football: the passion, the thrilling action--and the shocking realities that lie beneath this colossal, multibillion-dollar business College football has never been more popular, or more chaotic. Millions fill 100,000-seat stadiums every Saturday; tens of millions more watch every weekend on television
Without reservation : how a controversial Indian tribe rose to power and built the world's largest casino by Jeff Benedict( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My name used to be Muhammad : the true story of a Muslim who became a Christian by Tito Momen( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tito Momen was raised Muhammad Momen. He was born in Nigeria and taught to observe the strict teachings of Islam. Beginning at age five he woke at 4:45 every morning to attend the mosque and perform dawn prayer with the other men in his village. He began training to memorize the Qur'an at age six by copying the entire Qur'an word for word. He was being raised to become a leader among clerics, capable of leading a jihad, or holy struggle, to convert nonbelievers to Islam. But Tito's path took an unexpected turn when he was introduced to Christianity. His decision to believe in Jesus Christ cost him his family and his freedom. Tito thought he would spend his remaining days enduring a life sentence in an uncivilized Egyptian prison. For fifteen years he suffered and waited and prayed. Tito says, 'I never gave up hope. I never stopped believing.' Although he was falsely imprisoned, beaten, and ridiculed, Tito's remarkable true story is one of faith, forgiveness, and testimony that God does hear and answer prayers."--Amazon.com
Little pink house : a true story of defiance and courage by Jeff Benedict( Recording )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the true story of Susette Kelo's battle to keep the city of New London from exercising its power of eminent domain to condemn her house and others along the waterfront in order to win a lucrative Pfizer pharmaceutical contract that would bring new business into the city
QB : my life behind the spiral by Steve Young( Recording )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A candid memoir by the NFL Hall of Famer shares insights into what it takes to become an elite professional quarterback, describing his unlikely rise in sports as a devout Mormon and high-achieving student, the media pressure, and his infamous confrontation with Joe Montana
The Mormon way of doing business : how nine western boys reached the top of corporate America by Jeff Benedict( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how the Mormon faith has shaped some of the world's most successful CEOs and businessmen, their personal and professional values, and how they do business, and offers a series of life lessons on accomplishing professional goals
How to build a business Warren Buffett would buy : the R.C. Willey story by Jeff Benedict( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do you take a good company and make it one that billionaire Warren Buffett would buy? The blueprints are in the footprints of a remarkable man: Bill Child and his lessons on leadership, frugality, honesty, integrity, innovation, and customer service
Make a choice : when you are at the intersection of happiness and despair by Jeff Benedict( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeff Benedict has seen both good and bad in his career as a journalist. Some of the best are the extraordinary people he has met who have made deliberate choices to live happier lives despite the extreme hardship that each of them have faced. Although life will knock us down from time to time, this book is an important reminder that we all can make a choice to get back up, brush ourselves off, and keep pressing forward. ''Each of us will find ourselves at the intersection of Happiness and Despair. And when that day comes, there are choices we can make that will help us turn and walk down the street called Happiness, '' says the author. From choosing to forgive to choosing to serve others to choosing to pray, the seven true stories that Jeff shares illustrate the power within each of us to choose to live a happier, more abundant life. Stories include: A husband who lost his wife when a young boy inadvertently pulled the trigger of a loaded shotgun. A waitress who nearly drowned after being swept away in a raging flood. A father who lost his one-year-old son to a rare disease. A woman lost at sea during a harrowing storm. A man who was brutally beaten but who chose to forgive his attacker. A mother whose home was demolished by a tornado, whose husband was diagnosed with cancer, and whose nine-year-old son has undergone nearly 100 surgeries. A father trying to raise his family in neighborhood often targeted by gang members
 
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Public heroes, private felons : athletes and crimes against women
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No bone unturned : the adventures of a top Smithsonian forensic scientist and the legal battle for America's oldest skeletonsLittle pink house : a true story of defiance and courageWithout reservation : the making of America's most powerful Indian tribe and the world's largest casinoOut of bounds : inside the NBA's culture of rape, violence, and crimePros and cons : the criminals who play in the NFLAthletes and acquaintance rapePoisoned : the true story of the deadly E. coli outbreak that changed the way Americans eatThe Mormon way of doing business : leadership and success through faith and family
Alternative Names
Benedict, Jeff

Benedict, Jeffrey R.

Benedict, Jeffrey R. 1966-

Jeff Benedict Amerikaans journalist (1966-)

Jeff Benedict écrivain américain

Джефф Бенедикт

جف بندیکت

베네딕트, 제프

ベネディクト, ジェフ

Languages
English (131)

French (1)