All-American Murder

All-American Murder

The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row

eBook - 2018
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Rich with in-depth, on-the-ground investigative reporting that gives readers a front row seat to Aaron Hernandez's tumultuous downward spiral. This book will reveal the unvarnished truth behind the troubled star, with first-person accounts and untold stories - from his hometown of Bristol, CT to his college days in Gainesville, FL to the Patriots' NFL locker room where he ascended to stardom, to the prison where Hernandez spent his final days.
Publisher: New York : Little Brown, 2018
ISBN: 9780316412674
0316412678
9780316412681
0316412686
9780316412650
0316412651
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Abramovich, Alex 1972-
Harvkey, Mike

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roybill
Jan 16, 2020

Interesting.
It was written in haste with errors that should have been caught with the the most basic of editing means. A book for the money not for the story.

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sjuterbock
Jul 14, 2019

Huge sports fan and huge reading fan. Loved this book!

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ERICPMOREAU
Mar 25, 2019

Unbelievable. The first and only book so far I've literally torn through from cover to cover, overnight, and at breakneck speed, at that. If anything, P. sheds much light - however dark - on one of the most disturbed and unsavory icons of our age, not to mention what precisely is wrong with America and its scurrilously homicidal "King-of-the-Mountain" producing media...

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swheeler89
Feb 06, 2019

Fascinating read. Seemed anti Patterson, but informative on Hernandez and the culture that shaped him. As a follow-up, would recommend listening to the recent podcast "Gladiator" by the Boston Globe as well.

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Jlaignelot
Dec 03, 2018

As usual, Patterson writes prolifically. In this case he sheds light on the mysterious life of a truly great ,albeit tragic, athlete. I almost didn't want to read the book because I knew it would be unsettling emotionally. Having said that, I confess that I couldn't put the book down. The greatest take away that I gained from reading the book is its uncovering of the revealing truth inside of football and the lengths that teams and their owners, coaches, etc. go to in order to hide the truth. A willingness to look the other way when it clearly benefits the team at the expense of the wellness of individual players is the real crime!

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tnapad
Aug 13, 2018

I am a huge true crime reader, and of course I love Ann Rule (R.I.P) books, but since I have read almost every one of her books, my husband who is a James Patterson fan saw this book and convinced me to read it. I could not put it down, I read it in 1 day. I stayed up all night. I knew the story from ESPN, local news, and Sports Illistrated, and was blown away by the well written works of the authors. It made it real in a way by the authors doing his back story. I feel for the families involved all the way around. I hope that his daughter gets a well rounded and wonderful upbringing. I have to say I may read other Patterson books when I run out of true crime authors that I like.

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talk2terih
Jul 16, 2018

I agree with previous commenters who have said they knew little about Hernandez of her than what appeared on the national news. I appreciated this book for clearly and simply explaining who Hernandez was growing up, where he came from and how hish circumstances contributed to the many unfortunate decisions he made as an adult.

It is sadly obvious that the wheels had started to come off the bus even before he attended Florida. The culture of permissiveness surrounding the Florida football program enabled his increasingly dangerous behavior, and returning to New England to play pro ball put him right back in the circumstances that endangered him to begin with.

I had to chuckle when it was pointed out that Hernandez particularly enjoyed reading James Patterson books while incarcerated. I am not sure I would have been bragging on that, if I were Patterson.

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Courier2003
Jun 20, 2018

Am not a football fan. Too much football. Read very little He was a criminal thug.

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bisqit
May 07, 2018

Surprisingly good. I am not a huge sports fan but I enjoyed reading about this.

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carolsonder
Mar 30, 2018

i had heard thru news media about some of this story while it was happening and did not expect to be so captivated by this book. i kept having to remind myself that this was not one of the fictional crime novels that i usually read, but this was real! very well written!

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