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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000726285X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007262854
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,313,728 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Imran Khan is the ultimate crossover celebrity' New York Times 'Imran deserves recognition for his outstanding personal contribution to the practical welfare of millions of people, not only in Pakistan but around the world' 2006 Nobel Peace Prize judges

About the Author

Christopher Sandford has written biographies of English cricket legends Godfrey Evans and Tom Graveney as well as biographies of Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Steve McQueen, Paul McCartney, and Roman Polanski. His articles have appeared in the Times, Daily Telegraph, the Spectator, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, and the New York Times. He divides his time between Seattle and England.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 27, 2009
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Having read the Autobiography of Imran Khan "All round view" back in the early 90's, this new biography by a noted biographer was like a sip of water for parched throats. Imran Khan as a wonderful world figure, with all his weaknesses and strengths is highlighted in this excellent read. I would highly recommend it.
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This is an excellent biography of Imran Khan by Christopher Sandford which is compulsive reading and is a very balanced account with many funny anecdotes from well sourced individuals who knew him & (many of whom remained anonymous). Personally, as an avid player/administrator on the local Asian Cricket scene in (Sheffield) & fan /follower of (Imran) Pakistani Cricket scene in the 1980s, I knew of his bowling & batting figures in County Cricket.

Also, his early cricketing life is extensively covered from 1971 to 1990s with his careers at Oxford, Worcester, Sussex & the Pakistan national team - with the events/happenings during the 1970s, 1980s & 1990s when Pakistan won the World Cricket Cup. Obviously, Imran's legendary love-life is given comprehensive coverage and his test career as Pakistan Captain & the infighting/rivalry within the Pakistani cricket team.

In fact, Imran came to Sheffield (not mentioned in the book) I witnessed his visit to Earl Marshal Youth Club & School in September/October 1991, arranged through Chris Searle, Author, Head teacher & Cricket fan. Ironically, his visit to Sheffield proved to be a lucky omen for him & his Pakistan team won the World Cricket Cup in March the following year & by June to beat England in the second Test at Lord's - announced on Meridian Community Radio (1413 MW) as breaking sports news by me!

Finally, the book covers his marriage to Jemima in 1995-2004 & quotes her views of the life in Pakistan & Britain. The final chapters covers his eventual success in Pakistani politics in 2002 and his running s with Parvez Musharraf over America's role in the region after 9/11 events & his house arrest in 2007.

I strongly recommend you to buy this book & read about this world famous, legendary & iconic Asian sportsman!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alfred Jaeger on February 18, 2013
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I did not like it. I found it to be inaccurate and found that the author was negative with his narration.
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