Best and Edwards: Football, Fame and Oblivion by Gordon Burn

Best and Edwards: Football, Fame and Oblivion by Gordon Burn

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Duncan Edwards played his first game for the club at the age of 15. Two years later, he won his first England cap and was referred to as 'the spirit of British football'. Half a decade later, George Best represented, in the opinion of Pele, the most naturally talented footballer that ever lived. This book plots the course of these two careers.

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By the mid-fifties, Manchester United had caught the imagination of the country. Duncan Edwards played his first game for the club at the age of 15 in 1953. Two years later he won his first England cap and was referred to as 'the spirit of British football'. Then in February '58 came Munich. Half a decade later George Best represented United reborn: 'El Beatle' of the European Cup in '68; European Player of the Year; and, in the opinion of Pele, the most naturally talented footballer that ever lived. Retired at 27 and reduced to the role of barfly and tabloid perennial - George, where did it all go wrong? Best and Edwards plots the course of two careers unmoored in wildly different ways.

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SKU GOR001673093
Title Best and Edwards: Football, Fame and Oblivion
Author By (author) Gordon Burn
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0571215815
ISBN 13 9780571215812
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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By the mid-fifties, Manchester United had caught the imagination of the country. Duncan Edwards played his first game for the club at the age of 15 in 1953. Two years later he won his first England cap and was referred to as 'the spirit of British football'. Then in February '58 came Munich. Half a decade later George Best represented United reborn: 'El Beatle' of the European Cup in '68; European Player of the Year; and, in the opinion of Pele, the most naturally talented footballer that ever lived. Retired at 27 and reduced to the role of barfly and tabloid perennial - George, where did it all go wrong? Best and Edwards plots the course of two careers unmoored in wildly different ways.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001673093
Title Best and Edwards: Football, Fame and Oblivion
Author By (author) Gordon Burn
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0571215815
ISBN 13 9780571215812
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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