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The Beckham experiment : how the world's most famous athlete tried to conquer America

Author: Grant Wahl
Publisher: New York : Crown Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 2007, David Beckham, the golden boy of soccer, shocked the international sports world when he signed a five-year contract with an American team, the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Beckham Experiment is a no-holds-barred account of ego clashes and epic winless streaks, rivalries and resentments, big gambles and great expectations, cultural and class collisions, and ultimately the volatile mix of celebrity and  Read more...
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Named Person: David Beckham; David Beckham
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grant Wahl
ISBN: 9780307407870 030740787X
OCLC Number: 316029378
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 294 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 We <$$$> Beckham 7 --
2 The Beckham Sweet Spot 24 --
3 The $250 Million Fairy Tale 37 --
4 American Idle 49 --
5 "Let Him Be The Captain, You Be The Star" 71 --
6 Velvet Ropes, Fried Chicken, and Alligator Arms 85 --
7 New York To London To Los Angeles (In Five Days) 108 --
8 $18,465 Per Minute 122 --
9 The 19 Takeover 144 --
10 Beckham 2.0 162 --
11 A Ruud Awakening 182 --
12 Europe vs. America 196 --
13 Good Teammate, Bad Captain 214 --
14 "We're The Owners, and We're Gonna Act Like It" 234 --
15 The Galaxy Death Rattle 248 --
16 New Beginnings? 264 --
17 Commitment Issues 278.
Responsibility: Grant Wahl.

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In 2007, David Beckham, the golden boy of soccer, shocked the international sports world when he signed a five-year contract with an American team, the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Beckham Experiment is a no-holds-barred account of ego clashes and epic winless streaks, rivalries and resentments, big gambles and great expectations, cultural and class collisions, and ultimately the volatile mix of celebrity and professional sports.

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