George Best: A Memoir

Author: Michael Parkinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147367574X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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One of the most famous footballers of all time, George Best is an icon to football fans all over the world. He lived a tumultuous life, and died in 2005 after battling with alcoholism. He is someone who has crossed over into legend status, with his personal life sometimes overshadowing his footballing prowess. There have been many books written about George, but here, Michael Parkinson combines his professional and personal knowledge of George with his classic and much loved writing style to produce a new, and interesting biography of a football and cultural icon.

George Best

Author: Michael Parkinson

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 9781473675704

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8599


One of the most famous footballers of all time, George Best is an icon to football fans all over the world. He lived a tumultuous life, and died in 2005 after battling with alcoholism. He is someone who has crossed over into legend status, with his personal life sometimes overshadowing his footballing prowess. There have been many books written about George, but here, Michael Parkinson combines his professional and personal knowledge of George with his classic and much loved writing style to produce a new, and interesting biography of a football and cultural icon.

Immortal

Author: Duncan Hamilton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446493156

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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The two time winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award on George Best, considered the greatest footballer of our time. No other imposed himself so completely on to the romantic imagination. No other was so emblematic of the era during which he flourished. And no other will ever be as memorable as George Best. On the field Best's skills were sublime and almost other-worldly. Off it, he had a magnetic appeal. He was treated like a pop icon and a pin-up; a fashion-model and a sex-symbol. Every man envied him and every woman adored him. To mark the 50th anniversary of his debut for Manchester United, Duncan Hamilton examines Best's crowded life and premature death. But most importantly, Hamilton presents Best at his glorious peak - the precocious goals, the labyrinthine runs, the poise and balletic balance and the body swerves. This is George Best: footballing immortal.

The New Yorker

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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Sleeping with Ghosts

Author: Don McCullin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780893816599

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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This book presents the life's work of one of the great photojournalists of our time, who raised the status of his craft to that of high art. From India to Biafra, from Northern Ireland to Vietnam, McCullin's images reveal a compassionate contact between human beings in harsh environments.

Explaining Mantras

Author: Robert A. Yelle,Robert A.. Yelle

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415966351

Category: Religion

Page: 187

View: 6167


Explaining Mantras explores the intersection of poetry and magic in the mantras or verbal formulas of Hindu Tantra and combines the study of ancient Tantric rituals with the latest theories in the human sciences.