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A Life Too Short The Tragedy of Robert Enke by Ronald Reng
  

A Life Too Short The Tragedy of Robert Enke

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Winner of the Best Football Book at the British Sports Book Awards 2012.

The German national goalkeeper, Robert Enke, was destined to be his country's first choice for years to come. But beneath the bright veneer of success lay a darker story. The title tells the universal tragedy of this talented man's struggles against his own demons.

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A Life Too Short The Tragedy of Robert Enke by Ronald Reng

Winner of the Best Football Book at the British Sports Book Awards 2012.

Why does an international footballer with the World at his feet decide to take his own life? On 10 November 2009 the German national goalkeeper, Robert Enke, stepped in front of a passing train. He was thirty two years old. Viewed from the outside, Enke had it all. Here was a professional goalkeeper who had played for a string of Europe's top clubs including Jose Mourinho's Benfica and Louis Van Gaal's Barcelona. Enke was destined to be his country's first choice for years to come. But beneath the bright veneer of success lay a darker story. In A Life Too Short , award-winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his lost friend's life. Reng brings into sharp relief the specific demands and fears faced by those who play top-level sport.

Reviews

An intensely moving book that transcends football -- Raphael Honigstein, Guardian Deeply affecting -- Ian Hawkey Sunday Times A tragic book, but a brilliant one. Reng's is one of the best sports books to have been published in years Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung


About the Author

Ronald Reng is the highly-acclaimed author of The Keeper of Dreams: One Man's Controversial Story of Life in the English Premiership (Yellow Jersey Press), which won Biography of the Year at the 2004 British Sports Book Awards

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Book Info

Publication date

29th September 2011

Author

Ronald Reng

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Author's Website

www.carnbeg.com/

Publisher

Yellow Jersey Press an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Hardback
400 pages

Categories

Sport from the Armchair
All Shortlists and Winners

Biography: sport
Football (Soccer, Association football)

ISBN

9780224091657

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