Description : This book provides a complete life history of the Sportsman from their childhood to their rise to fame and becoming a Global icon. An inspiration to many, this book would help the reader know their favourite stars a little better.
Description : How did a young boy born into poverty become not only an international soccer star but a celebrity who visited and dined with kings and presidents? Where did the passion that fueled his success originate? This book examines the life of Pelé to find the answers. • Provides detailed information about Pelé's life and amazing career that reveals the unique mindset that was instrumental to his success, allowing readers to fully appreciate how special and inspirational this athlete's accomplishments were • Supplies insights into how Pelé singlehandedly brought more worldwide attention to soccer and helped spawn professional soccer—and generate a true fanbase for the sport of soccer in general—in the United States
Description : Even people who don't know football know Pelé. The best of a generation of Brazilian players universally acknowledged as the most accomplished and attractive group of footballers ever to play the game, he won the World Cup three times and is Brazil's all-time record goalscorer. But how did this man -- a sportsman, a mere footballer, like many others -- become a global icon? Was it just by being the best at what he did, or do people respond to some other quality? The world's greatest footballer now gives us the full story of his incredible life and career. Told with his characteristic grace and modesty, but covering all aspects of his playing days and his subsequent careers as politician, international sporting ambassador and cultural icon, PELE: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY is an essential volume for all sports fans, and anyone who admires true rarity of spirit.
Description : Readers can get tips on getting ahead from individuals--such as Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, and Tiger Woods--who were nominated for the 101 Most Successful and Respected People in the World Today list by SuccessNet.
Description : Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.
Description : Edson Arantes do Nascimento is one of the most successful sports players in history. You probably know this Brazilian soccer player by his nickname--Pelé. Pelé played soccer professionally for 20 years between 1957 and 1977. In this time he went from being a young sporting prodigy to the most admired and distinguished soccer player in history. Pelé referred to his beloved sport as "the beautiful game" and he is one of soccer history's star players. In his accomplished career, he displayed such skill and talent that he won awards spanning all sporting fields. In 1999, the International Olympic Committee named Pelé the "Athlete of the Century."
Description : Why Africa? an abstract first painted in 1993 and reproduced in collage in 2004, is variously described by his admirers as an emotional revelation. The work depicts the African question problems and prospects including political instability, corruption, and poverty in the midst of rich natural and human resources. Thus, Why Africa? inspired him to write a book on the subject, applying his creativity with a unique perspective on the African case. Bona has written one book (unpublished) titled: The Ancient and Modern (1992) a story on Urualla, his ancestral origin in Nigeria.