It's Not About the Truth by Mike Pressler audiobook

It's Not About the Truth: The Untold Story of the Duke Lacrosse Case and the Lives It Shattered

By Mike Pressler and Don Yaeger
Read by Dick Hill

Tantor Audio 9781416551461

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200140565

  • ISBN: 9798200140558

  • ISBN: 9798200140572

Runtime: 10.89 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Mike Pressler walked into the bottom-floor meeting room of the Murray Building and, as he had done hundreds of times over a sixteen-year career at Duke University, prepared to address his men's lacrosse team. Forty-six players sat in theater-style chairs, all eyes riveted forward. It was 4:30 P.M. on Wednesday, April 5, 2006. The program's darkest hour had arrived in an unexpected and explosive announcement. Pressler, a three-time ACC Coach of the Year, informed his team that its season was canceled and that he had "resigned," effective immediately. While his words reverberated off the walls, hysteria erupted. Players cried, confused over a course of events that had spun wildly out of control. What began as an off-campus team party with two hired strippers had accelerated into a rape investigation—one that exposed prosecutorial misconduct, shoddy police work, an administration's rush to judgment, and the media's disregard for the facts—dividing both a prestigious university and the city of Durham. Wiping away tears, Pressler demonstrated the steely resolve that helped him win more than two hundred games. For the next thirty minutes, Pressler put his personal situation aside and encouraged his players to stick together. He also made a bold promise: "One day, we will get a chance to tell the world the truth. One day." This is that day. Pressler, who has not done an interview since the saga began, has handed his private diary from those three weeks to New York Times bestselling author Don Yaeger, exposing vivid details, including the day Pressler was fired, when the coach asked Athletic Director Joe Alleva why the school "wasn't willing to wait for the truth" to come out."It's not about the truth anymore," Alleva said to the coach in a signature moment that said it all. In addition to Pressler, Yaeger interviewed more than seventy-five key figures intimately involved in the case. The result is a tale that defies logic. "It is tough to be one of fifty people who believed a story when fifty million people believed something else," Pressler said. "This wasn't about the truth to many of the others involved. My story is all about the truth."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This detailed examination of the Duke University rape case...is given Dick Hill's usual skilled, careful treatment.... He subtly weights his voice to give every nuance of emotion. AudioFile

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Author Bio: Mike Pressler

Author Bio: Mike Pressler

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Author Bio: Don Yaeger

Author Bio: Don Yaeger

Don Yaeger has been a featured speaker at over one hundred business gatherings and athletic events. Using the lessons learned over his extensive career as both a journalist and an entrepreneur, he has also become an award-winning keynote speaker, working with audiences as diverse as Fortune 500 companies and cancer survivor groups, where he shares his personal story. Additionally, he has been engaged as a media coach to countless high-profile athletes, business leaders, and elected officials. He shares the formula that he has seen in the great winners he has worked with and explains how that formula can work for others. 

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 10.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English