Pele: His Life and Times

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In this unprecedented look at the man behind the myth, award-winning sportswriter Harry Harris brilliantly charts the meteoric rise of the small-town boy who became a living legend.

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Harry Harris has been voted British Sportswriter of the Year several times. The leading football correspondent for the Mirror, he is also the author of many other books, including the best-selling authorised biography of Ruud Gullit. He lives in Chelsea, London.

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Harris's book is a tribute to the life and times of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, more commonly known as Pele, arguably the greatest athlete ever to have played the game of soccer. Time magazine named Pele as one of the top 20 heroes and icons of the 20th century. Harris ably traces Pele's life through interviews with the legend, his family, and colleagues. Born in 1940, Pele started his career at the age of 16, played in 1,363 games before retiring, and scored nearly 1300 goals. He "brought happiness to the Brazilian people" and, playing for the New York Cosmos toward the end of his athletic life, even brought a little joy to many Americans previously unaware of the "beautiful game." Harris is an award-winning sportswriter and is currently the chief soccer correspondent of the London Mirror. Published in England in 2000, this biography is a good read for soccer enthusiasts and includes an index, plus 16 black-and-white photographs. Buy where demand warrants. Larry R. Little, Penticton P.L., B.C.
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