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The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John Du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold

By Mark Schultz, MD; David Thomas

Dutton Books, Hardcover, 9780525955030, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 18, 2014

The riveting true story of Olympic wrestling gold medal-winning brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their fatal relationship with the eccentric John du Pont, heir to the du Pont dynasty
On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling golden boy, was shot three times by du Pont family heir John E. du Pont at the famed Foxcatcher Farms estate in Pennsylvania. Following the murder there was a tense standoff when du Pont barricaded himself in his home for two days before he was finally captured.
"Foxcatcher" is gold medal winner Mark Schultz's memoir, revealing what made him and his brother champion and what brought them to Foxcatcher Farms. It's a vivid portrait of the complex relationship he and his brother had with du Pont, a man whose catastrophic break from reality led to tragedy. No one knows the inside story of what went on behind the scenes at Foxcatcher Farms and inside John du Pont's head better than Mark Schultz.
The incredible true story of these championship-winning brothers and the wealthiest convicted murderer of all time will be making headlines this fall, and Mark's memoir will reveal the true inside story.

About the Author
Mark Schultz has been cartooning, illustrating, and writing for over twenty years. He is best known as the creator of the award-winning speculative adventure comic book Xenozoic Tales, which has been adapted to television as the animated series Cadillacs and Dinosaurs. Schultz is the recipient of five Harvey Awards, two Eisners, an Inkpot, a Spectrum, and three Haxturs (the last from the Salon Del Internacional Comic del Princapado de Asturias). Currently, he writes the Prince Valiant newspaper comic strip. In addition, Schultz is working on his new book, Storms at Sea.

David worked almost three decades in sports journalism, most recently as Senior Writer/Sports Columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. His writing was honored nationally by the Associated Press Sports Editors, andhe received the McClatchy Company Presidents Award for excellence in journalism. Among the events he has covered are Super Bowls, World Series, NBA Finals, an NCAA Final Four, college football bowl games, PGA Tour tournaments, and NASCAR and IndyCar races.He lives near Fort Worth, Texas, with wife Sally and their children, Ashlin and Tyson.