It's not about the truth : the untold story of the Duke lacrosse case and the lives it shattered

by Yaeger, Don.

Format: Print Book 2007
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Bethel Park Public Library Nonfiction 364.15 YA
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  364.15 YA
 
 
Summary
What began as an off-campus team party with two hired strippers accelerated into a rape investigation--one that exposed prosecutorial misconduct, shoddy police work, an administrations rush to judgment, as well as the medias disregard for the facts.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In the early hours of March 14, 2006, a group of Duke University lacrosse players got in an altercation with two strippers they hired for a party; afterwards, one of the strippers placed a call to 911 that set off a campus-shaking rape case that would captivate the national media. A number of parties, including District Attorney Mike Nifong, lined up to characterize the defendants as "a bunch of hooligans" before charges against the three indicted players were finally dropped, half a year later. In this riveting book, sports author Yaeger (Turning the Tide) and Mike Pressler, then-head coach of the Duke lacrosse team, present a fast-moving account of the 13 months that tore apart the university and the town. Looking at all aspects of the case, including Durham?s troubled racial history and profiles of the Nifong and Duke president Richard Brodhead, Pressler and Yaeger find plenty of blame to spread around-including the "self-perpetuating monster" of media coverage, the university administration that took "some of the worst actions...against the Duke lacrosse team"-but Pressler, the tale?s sacrificial lamb, avoids a bitter or accusatory stance. Instead he adds color and insight to Yaeger?s rigorous, efficient investigation; for anyone who got caught up in the story, this is a must-read. (June) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Subjects Pressler, Mike.
Rape -- North Carolina -- Durham.
Malicious accusation -- North Carolina -- Durham.
Rape -- Investigation -- North Carolina -- Durham.
Trials (Rape) -- North Carolina -- Durham.
Lacrosse players -- North Carolina -- Durham.
Prosecution -- Corrupt practices -- North Carolina -- Durham.
Publisher New York :Threshold Editions,2007
Edition 1st Threshold Editions hardcover ed.
Other Titles Untold story of the Duke lacrosse case and the lives it shattered
It is not about the truth
Contributors Pressler, Mike.
Language English
Description xi, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781416551461
1416551468
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