(Pdf or ebook) Immortal the Definitve BIography of George Best by Duncan Hamilton

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Be as memorable as George BestOn 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 himTo mark the 50th anniversary of his d Georgie Georgie they call you the Belfast BoyAnyone who didn t see George Best play football or at least hasn t seen archive footage may wonder what all the fuss was about As far as they know Best played for Man Utd was a womaniser and an alcoholicWas Best really a petulant footballer who had too much too young too fast or is Best a victim of mental illness and addiction not recognised in an era of the British stiff upper lip and a lack of pastoral care for youngsters living far from home That s up to you to decideDuncan Hamilton takes a sympathetic look at the rise and fall of one of the world s most talented players

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Immortal the Definitve BIography of George Best

Ebut 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 swervesThis is George Best footballing immort Duncan Hamilton s excellent biography of George Best points to some pivotal moments in his life and career His greatest playing moment and the height of his sporting life was Manchester United s winning of the European Cup on May 29th 1968 Best was only truly happy when he was playing scoring and receiving the adulation of his adoring fans Nothing else mattered the aftermath celebrations the rewards the copious amounts of alcohol and the constant flow of beautiful women who entered his life briefly and ultimately departed soon after It is said that Best was recognized as the first celebrity footballer his life becoming public property and began uickly spiraling out of control If only Best had been offered psychiatric counseling if only Matt Busby had understood fully his prodigal son and rather than gently lecture him punished him in a fitting and effective manner George Best was a flawed genius an outstanding sportsman and it is a great pity that his footballing skills were always overshadowed by this darker side However ultimately we all control our own destiny and must stand responsible for decisions made and actions taken throughout our life

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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 timeNo 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 My review of this wonderful book is on that ever so good football blog the blog for the discerning football supporter who really doesn t like Sky Sports News The Two Unfortnates


10 thoughts on “Immortal the Definitve BIography of George Best

  1. says:

    interesting biography of the gifted George best

  2. says:

    Brilliantly written with a lot of insight It gives a lot of clarity into the complexity of the life of a footballing genius Well narrated especially the gamesyou can actually imagine Best doing wonders with the ball Pele good Maradona better George Best

  3. says:

    My review of this wonderful book is on that ever so good football blog the blog for the discerning football supporter who really doesn't like Sky Sports News The Two Unfortnates

  4. says:

    This is the best book I have come across about George BestI am ten years younger that George but feel I grew up in a different time from him in so many ways There is no doubting he was a player of genius He was in late teens early twenties a supreme exponent of the beautiful game Reading his story you could argu

  5. says:

    Georgie Georgie they call you the Belfast BoyAnyone who didn't see George Best play football or at least hasn't seen archive footage may wonder what all the fuss was about As far as they know Best played for Man Utd was a womaniser and an alcoholicWas Best really a petulant footballer who had too much too young too fast or is Best a victim

  6. says:

    spellbinding Fascinating loved every minute of it Have read several of me Hamilton's books now All superb highly recommended read

  7. says:

    Started off great very well written but spent too much time on alcoholism

  8. says:

    Having recently read Duncan Hamilton's 'The Footballer Who Could Fly' which received a four star rating from me I had to read his biography of George BestWhat else was there to learn I had previously read Cole and Hilton's 'Memories of George Best' as well as 'Bestie' the autobiography I was privileged to have witnessed this genius

  9. says:

    Duncan Hamilton's excellent biography of George Best points to some pivotal moments in his life and career His greatest playing moment and the height of his sporting life was Manchester United's winning of the European Cup on May 29th 1968 Best was only truly happy when he was playing scoring and receiving the adulation of his adoring fans Nothing else mattered the aftermath celebrations the rewards the copious amounts o

  10. says:

    It inevitably takes the candid brilliance of a rare author to chronicle the life of a coruscating genius Duncan Hamilton proceeds to do exactly that in Immortals Without sympathy or sycophancy Hamilton proceeds to lay bare the turbulent life of one of the greatest and gifted footballers of all time A life characterized by triumph and tragedy in eual measure Every superhuman feat that George Best produced on the footba