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The Beckham experiment

how the world"s most famous athlete tried to conquer America

by Grant Wahl

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Published by Crown Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Beckham, David, -- 1975-,
  • Los Angeles Galaxy (Soccer team),
  • Soccer -- United States

  • About the Edition

    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.

    Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementGrant Wahl.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV942.7.B432 W34 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 294 p. :
    Number of Pages294
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23736919M
    ISBN 109780307407870
    LC Control Number2009294973


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It became a New York Times Best Seller. While covering the fourth round of FIFA World Cup qualification in October   The idea for the book was originally to follow Beckham and the Galaxy for that year only, but we pushed the book back a year because of Beckham’s injuries in I went to Beckham’s people in the summer of to talk about his potential participation in the book.

Editions for The Beckham Experiment: How the World's Most Famous Athlete Tried to Conquer America: X (Hardcover published in ), (Kindle Edit.

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