Jimmy Burns: Hand of God
L x B x H: 23 x 16 x 2 cm
Gewicht: 400 g
Jimmy Burns: HAND OF GOD
The Life of Diego Maradona, Soccer's Fallen Star
„Hand of God is the definitive biography of one of the greatest players in the history of world soccer, a man who at one time was arguably the most brilliant and most controversial figure in all of sport: Argentina's Diego Maradona.
This extraordinary story moves from the slums of Buenos Aires, where Maradona was born in 1960, to the packed stadiums of the United States, where he was ignobly expelled in 1994 after failing a drog test. In his rise to fame—and notoriety—Maradona
played for some of the world's greatest teams, leading Argentina to their second World Cup championship in 1986, and captaining Napoli to two Italien League titles. But the pressures of stardom led to a cocaine addiction that caused the charismatic and stormy footballer to womanize, associate with organized crime, and become a pawl in Argentinean political gamesmanship. This revealing examination of a complex sporting genius offers unique
insight into a sordid world of exploitation, corruption, and intrigue.“
* Copyright © 1996, 2003 by Jimmy Burns
* Verlag: The Lyons Press is an imprint of The Globe Pequot Press.
* ISBN-13: 987-1-58574-242-4
* ISBN-10: 1-58574-242-2