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Pele: The King of Soccer
Susan Canizares
0439045770
January 1999
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Simple text and photographs present the accomplishments of Pelâe, who has been called the king of soccer.


Pele, My Life and the Beautiful Game
Pele, Robert L. Fish
0385121857
May 1977
Mass Market Paperback
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From the Publisher
This autobiography is an excellent, descriptive anology of a great athelete who exceeded far more than any other player in the history of game. The story is told through the eyes of the man behind the legend, in his own words. It is a motivational story for any player, any age, at any level in the game. Pele's encounters are an inspiration to anyone who reads this book.

Book Description
This is a book about a man who excelled in a game of soccer. Pele is a athlete best know throughout the world. He is the only three-time world champion in soccer. "I dedicate this book to all the people who have made this great game the Beautiful Game." - Pele

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Pele
Penguin
0582451965
June 2001
Paperback
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Go for the Goal: A Champion's Guide to Winning in Soccer and Life
Mia Hamm
0060931590
August 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Mia Hamm, star of the U.S. National Soccer Team, Olympic Gold Medalist, World Cup champion, and five-time National Player of the Year, has a simple take on her talents that also explains her success: "Many people say I'm the best women's soccer player in the world. I don't think so. And because of that, someday I just might be." That's what's so appealing about Hamm as a role model, and it's the inspirational message at the heart of her autobiography. But Goal is only in part about herself--"There is no me in Mia," she suggests. Sure, she tells the story of the Army brat who rose to international stardom, but her book is really a pep talk and soccer instructional aimed at the hearts of the countless young women hoping to fill her enormous cleats. Mixing anecdote and opinion--she insists Kristine Lilly is the best player in...


Pele: His Life and Times
Harry Harris
1566492629
April 25, 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
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...


Pele
Susan Canizares
0613221656
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Simple text and photographs present the accomplishments of Pelâe, who has been called the king of soccer. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Tori Amos: The Authorized Biography: All These Years
Kalen Rogers
0825614481
November 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
The only fully authorized story of the girl and her piano, containing over 150 never-before-seen photographs.


Tori Amos Boys for Pele (Tori Amos)
Tori Amos
0825615445
April 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Special color photo/ lyric section. Beauty Queen, Horses, Bood Roses, Father Lucifer, Professional Widow, Mr Zebra, Marianne, Caught A Lite Sneeze, Muhammad My Friend, Hey Jupiter, Way Down, Little Amsterdam, Talula, Not the Red Baron, Agent Orange, Doughnut Song, In the Springtime of His Voodoo, Putting the Damage On, and Twinkle.


Hand of God: The Life of Diego Maradona, Soccer's Fallen Star
Jimmy Burns
1585742422
November 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
The playing fields of the '80s and '90s are sadly littered with the unfulfilled promises of athletic greatness deterred by self-destruction. Soccer star Diego Maradona rose from the slums of Buenos Aires to teenage fame and a career that blazed its way across Europe before reaching apotheosis in the 1986 World Cup. That World Cup performance, in which Maradona raised his already magnificent game an impossible notch or two, elevated him to a sporting pantheon reached only by a supernatural handful: think Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, and Pelé. But, as biographer Jimmy Burns painfully details, the charismatic and stormy Maradona quickly lost everything to drugs, scandal, and corruption. Maradona's is a cautionary tale, and Burns relates it with charisma. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition....


Any Tonnage, Any Ocean: Conversations with a Resolute Alaskan, Captain Walter Jackinsky of Ninilchik, 34-Year Veteran of the Alaska Marine Highway System
Jacquelin Benson Pels
0967898951
November 2004
Paperback
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David Beckham: Mi vida
David Beckham
8478710817
November 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The legend of David Beckham -- soccer god, global sex symbol, style icon -- has been celebrated around the world, arguably more than Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan combined. Now, with the publication of his long-awaited autobiography, he is set to conquer the last remaining outpost where soccer is not a national religion: the United States. In England, where he spent ten seasons leading his storied club Manchester United and his nation to soccer glory, he is so wildly popular that his countrymen voted him the face they'd most want to see imprinted on their money. (Winston Churchill finished second.) And in Spain, within days of his $41 million trade to the Real Madrid club, his new team received two million requests to buy his number 23 jersey. In Beckham he talks candidly about the pressures of celebrity -- his...


Pele: A Biograpy
James S. Haskins
0385115652


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Card catalog description
Biography of Pelâe, Brazilian soccer player who has become an international star. Also includes introductory material about the game of soccer.


Futebol: Soccer the Brazilian Way
Alex Bellos
1582342504
May 2002
Hardcover
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Publishers Weekly starred review
"Compelling, alternately funny and dark...Bellos offers a cast of charachters as colorful as a Carnival parade."

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"Compelling, alternately funny and dark...Bellos offers a cast of charachters as colorful as a Carnival parade." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Full of cheeky exuberance...an irresistible blend of many things at once." --Time Out New York

"Bellos is an astute reported who writes clean, sparkling prose...he has produced a rich and enjoyable book." --Chicago Tribune

"This book is the best way to explore this eccentric culturally verdant country." --Forbes


Sports Star: Pele (Sports star)
S. H. Burchard
0152780017


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Card catalog description
A biography of the Brazilian who has earned the reputation as the greatest soccer player in the world.


Pele: The King of Soccer
Clare Gault, Frank Gault
0440969441


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Card catalog description
A biography of the Brazilian soccer star who was tempted out of retirement by an invitation to come to the United States to interest its people in the sport for which he is world-famous. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Ten Reasons Why Africa Will Never Win the World Cup
Basil John Mandy
1413749607
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A long-standing desire to travel led the author, at the age of fifty, to take a bicycle ride from his hometown of Manchester, England, to the country of his birth, South Africa. On his eight-thousand-mile journey through Europe and Africa, he got robbed, arrested, attacked and got lost. This is an account not just of that journey, but also of the people he met and the impressions he formed of Africa. In particular, it is an attempt to understand why the continent is in such a mess, and why travel can sometimes be a huge disappointment. The book, despite its title, is not about football. The title is a reference to Pele's prediction that an African team will win the World Cup, why he made that prediction, and why the author no longer subscribes to it.


Pele!: The Sports Career of Edson Do Nascimente (Sports Legends)
James Hahn, et al
0896861252


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Card catalog description
Recounts the career of the Brazilian many consider to be the world's greatest soccer player.


Pele
Don Kowet
0689107137


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