skip to content
Second Best : my dad and me Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Second Best : my dad and me

Author: Calum Best; Humfrey Hunter
Publisher: London : Corgi Books, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
George Best, the mercurial Manchester United and Northern Ireland forward, possessed a genius that left opponents slack-jawed and earned him a legion of adoring fans. Off the pitch, as his striking good looks, devil-may-care attitude and mischievous charm made him the first British sportsman to be accorded pop star status, Best became an icon. But fame came at a price, and his playing career was soon overshadowed by  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Calum Best; George Best
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Calum Best; Humfrey Hunter
ISBN: 9780552171397 0552171395
OCLC Number: 946111641
Notes: Includes index.
Originally published: London: Bantam Press, 2015.
Description: 1 volume ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Calum Best with Humfrey Hunter.

Abstract:

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLERCalum Best should have had it all. But as George's alcoholism spiralled out of control, inebriation frequently led to violence and George's self-destruction spilled  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Bitterly poignant... George Best's decline has never been more movingly chronicled than in his son Calum's memoirs" * Daily Mail * "Heartbreaking... what shines through on every page is Calum's Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/946111641> # Second Best : my dad and me
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "946111641" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/791.45028092/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2618279482#Topic/television_personalities_great_britain> ; # Television personalities--Great Britain
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2618279482#Topic/fathers_and_sons_great_britain> ; # Fathers and sons--Great Britain
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2618279482#Person/best_george_1946_2005> ; # George Best
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2618279482#Topic/recovering_addicts_great_britain> ; # Recovering addicts--Great Britain
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2618279482#Person/best_calum> ; # Calum Best
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2618279482#Person/hunter_humfrey> ; # Humfrey Hunter
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2618279482#Person/best_calum> ; # Calum Best
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:datePublished "2016" ;
   schema:description "George Best, the mercurial Manchester United and Northern Ireland forward, possessed a genius that left opponents slack-jawed and earned him a legion of adoring fans. Off the pitch, as his striking good looks, devil-may-care attitude and mischievous charm made him the first British sportsman to be accorded pop star status, Best became an icon. But fame came at a price, and his playing career was soon overshadowed by his lifestyle and an increasing dependence on the comforting embrace of alcohol. Whilst his tumultuous later years could never diminish the memories of the peerless, often breathtaking, quality of his football, they had a profound effect on his only son, Calum."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2618279482> ;
   schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Second Best : my dad and me"@en ;
   schema:productID "946111641" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780552171397> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB601237> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/946111641> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2618279482#Person/best_george_1946_2005> # George Best
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1946" ;
   schema:deathDate "2005" ;
   schema:familyName "Best" ;
   schema:givenName "George" ;
   schema:name "George Best" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2618279482#Person/hunter_humfrey> # Humfrey Hunter
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Hunter" ;
   schema:givenName "Humfrey" ;
   schema:name "Humfrey Hunter" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2618279482#Topic/fathers_and_sons_great_britain> # Fathers and sons--Great Britain
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Fathers and sons--Great Britain"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2618279482#Topic/recovering_addicts_great_britain> # Recovering addicts--Great Britain
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Recovering addicts--Great Britain"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2618279482#Topic/television_personalities_great_britain> # Television personalities--Great Britain
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Television personalities--Great Britain"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780552171397>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0552171395" ;
   schema:isbn "9780552171397" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.