Into the Book

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This book offers a great insight into Pelé, also known as Edson Arantes do Nascimento, and really shows his history and his life in a way that is enjoyable to read. Harry Harris is a good author and makes Pelé’s life very interesting to read about.

The book tells of his participation in various World Cup tournaments and in political circles as well; Pelé playing a large part in reducing corruption in Brazilian soccer and serving as the Minister of Sports in Brazil for three years. The book also tells of how Pelé’s life as a soccer player began, how he played on the streets as a kid and in the 1958 World Cup at age 17.

The book is fairly short; there’s not much to say about it short of that it is a good, concise explanation and exposition of Pelé’s life. The book isn’t even that long, only about one hundred and forty pages, so you could probably finish it in an afternoon or two. And the information it gives you about the world’s greatest soccer player is invaluable.


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Published on 11 July, 2010. Last updated on

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