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Eye of the Hurricane: The Alex Higgins Story

John Hennessey

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ISBN 10: 1840183853 / ISBN 13: 9781840183856
Published by Mainstream Publishing, 2000
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Eye of the Hurricane: The Alex Higgins Story

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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When Alex Higgins' first manager bestowed the nickname "Hurricane Higgins" on the young, feisty snooker player, he had no idea just how apt it was to prove over the next 30 years. This is the sad yet uplifting story of a man who had everything to play for, but now has to play hard for anything he can get. Charting his rise and fall, the book questions how a two-time world champion who thrilled millions and glamourized the game can be left penniless and discarded. It tells of his legal battles against snooker's governing bodies and his own personal battle with throat cancer. Describing the man in the kind of brusque and uncompromising way that characterized his game, this biography shows how Higgins, sitting fitfully on snooker's sidelines, still has a story to tell, and another controversy to spark.

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'Author John Hennessey promises a 'warts and all' account of Alex Higgins's life and that is precisely what he delivers in this thoroughly absorbing book...well-told but cautionary tale of how narrow the line is between genius and insanity.' Sunday Express, 3 December 2000; 'This first proper account of Higgins's life is all the more clear-eyed for being written without his cooperation...' The Guardian, 7 November 2000

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