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The Resource George Best : a memoir, Michael Parkinson and Michael Parkinson, Jr

George Best : a memoir, Michael Parkinson and Michael Parkinson, Jr

Label
George Best : a memoir
Title
George Best
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Michael Parkinson and Michael Parkinson, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Journalist and broadcaster Michael Parkinson embarks on the story of football icon George Best, from a position of unique professional and personal knowledge of Best.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parkinson, Michael
Dewey number
  • 796.334092
  • 796.3'34'092
  • 796.3'34'092
  • 796.3'34'092
  • 796.3'34'092
  • 796.334092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV942.7.B45
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Parkinson, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Best, George
  • Soccer players
  • Biography
  • Biography & non-fiction prose
  • Biography: sport
  • Football (Soccer, Association football)
  • Autobiography: arts & entertainment
  • Autobiography: sport
  • Memoirs
  • Biography: arts & entertainment
  • American football
Summary expansion
Michael Parkinson and George Best faced one another countless times in interviews. Their conversations were mutually respectful, even intimate, yet always brimming with searching questions and revealing answers.The great Manchester United and Northern Ireland attacker - one of the few sports personalities to merit the term 'iconic' - was almost always candid, lucid and self-effacing. Alcoholism had him in its grip from an early age, affecting the love affairs that fed the tabloid headlines, but there was far more to Best than booze and birds.In George Best: A Memoir, Michael Parkinson draws upon decades of award-winning journalistic experience to re-evaluate a remarkable footballer and a damaged friend. The book weaves together recollections of when the 'the fifth Beatle' ensured it was Manchester, not London or Liverpool, which made the Sixties swing; of Best enjoying a carefree kickabout with the Parkinsons' children in the family garden; and selected transcripts from their endlessly fascinating interviews.'Where did it all go wrong?' is the punchline to a famous Best story. George Best: A Memoir provides Michael Parkinson's considered response to the question while bringing fresh insight into the footballing genius that made Best one of the immortals and the self-destructive side of his character
Label
George Best : a memoir, Michael Parkinson and Michael Parkinson, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0037016976
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 202 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781473675735
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
George Best : a memoir, Michael Parkinson and Michael Parkinson, Jr
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0037016976
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 202 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781473675735
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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