From the Eye of the Hurricane: My Story by Alex Higgins

From the Eye of the Hurricane: My Story by Alex Higgins

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An autobiography of Higgins, this book is much more than just snooker. It contains head-butting tournament officials, getting involved with gangsters, abusing referees, affairs with glamorous women, frequent fines and lengthy bans, all contributed to Higgins slipping down the rankings as he succumbed to drink and drug taking and lost his fortune.

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Considered by many to be a genius at his peak, Alex Higgins' unorthodox play and exciting style earned him the nickname 'Hurricane' and led to his immense popularity and fame. He is credited with elevating the game of snooker from the backrooms to the world stage. In 1972 he became the youngest winner of the World Championship, repeating his victory in emotional style in 1982. The high-life followed, with parties and prolonged drinking bouts accompanied by celebrities, including his close friend Oliver Reed. Higgins' story is so much more than just snooker. Head-butting tournament officials, threatening to have team-mates shot, getting involved with gangsters, abusing referees, affairs with glamorous women, frequent fines and lengthy bans, all contributed to Higgins slipping down the rankings as he succumbed to drink and drug taking and lost his fortune. After suffering two bouts of throat cancer, Alex Higgins now reflects on his turbulent life and career in his first full autobiography - from the eye of the 'Hurricane'.

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SKU GOR001233336
Title From the Eye of the Hurricane: My Story
Author By (author) Alex Higgins
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0755316592
ISBN 13 9780755316595
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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Considered by many to be a genius at his peak, Alex Higgins' unorthodox play and exciting style earned him the nickname 'Hurricane' and led to his immense popularity and fame. He is credited with elevating the game of snooker from the backrooms to the world stage. In 1972 he became the youngest winner of the World Championship, repeating his victory in emotional style in 1982. The high-life followed, with parties and prolonged drinking bouts accompanied by celebrities, including his close friend Oliver Reed. Higgins' story is so much more than just snooker. Head-butting tournament officials, threatening to have team-mates shot, getting involved with gangsters, abusing referees, affairs with glamorous women, frequent fines and lengthy bans, all contributed to Higgins slipping down the rankings as he succumbed to drink and drug taking and lost his fortune. After suffering two bouts of throat cancer, Alex Higgins now reflects on his turbulent life and career in his first full autobiography - from the eye of the 'Hurricane'.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001233336
Title From the Eye of the Hurricane: My Story
Author By (author) Alex Higgins
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0755316592
ISBN 13 9780755316595
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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