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T his influential book, first published in 2009, bridges the worlds of sports, “sports entertainment,” and national politics, and helped put the sports concussion crisis on the map. CHRIS & NANCY is the true-crime account of the events of June 2007, when WWE star Chris Benoit murdered his wife and their 7-year-old son, before taking his own life. The Benoit story spurred the research of chronic traumatic encephalopathy pioneer Dr. Bennet Omalu, inspired Congressional investigations, and impacted the Senate campaigns of WWE co-founder Linda McMahon.Today, her husband Vince's global pop culture franchise is more entrenched than ever -- while their pal Donald Trump has staged a remarkable populist, demagogic, wrestling-style takeover of politics and public style.

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