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    DescriptionWINNER OF THE 2011 WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR WINNER OF THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS 2012 FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR 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 and a devoted husband and father. Enke had played for a string of Europe's top clubs, including Barcelona and Jose Mourinho's Benfica and was destined to become his country's first choice in goal for years to come. But beneath the veneer of success, Enke battled with crippling depression. Award-winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his friend's life, shedding valuable light on the crushing pressures endured by professional sportsmen and on life at the top clubs. At its heart, Enke's tragedy is a universal story of a man struggling against his demons.


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    Title
    A Life Too Short
    Subtitle
    The Tragedy of Robert Enke
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ronald Reng
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780224091664
    ISBN 10: 0224091662
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
    BIC subject category V2: BGS, WSJA
    B&T General Subject: 170
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24450
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000, SPO040000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 28
    DC23: 796.334092
    BIC subject category V2: CVS
    Thema V1.0: DNBS, SFBC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    ports.
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    YELLOW JERSEY PRESS
    Publication date
    04 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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
    Review quote
    "An intensely moving book that transcends football" -- Raphael Honigstein, Guardian "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 "This is a powerful book which transcends football." Sport Magazine "Deeply affecting" -- Matt Dickinson The Times "Moving...after reading it, I felt I not only understood depression a little better but also determined never again to believe the myth of the sporting superman, impervious to criticism or pressure" -- Sarah Crompton Daily Telegraph
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    ‘An intensely moving book that transcends football’ Guardian 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, a devoted husband and father. Enke had played for a string of Europe’s top clubs, including Barcelona and José Mourinho’s Benfica, and was destined to become his country’s first choice in goal for years to come. But beneath the veneer of success, Enke battled with crippling depression. Award-winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his friend’s life, shedding valuable light on the crushing pressures endured by professional sportsmen and on life at the top clubs. At its heart, Enke’s tragedy is a universal story of a man struggling against his demons. ‘Moving…after reading it, I felt I not only understood depression a little better but also determined never again to believe the myth of the sporting superman, impervious to criticism or pressure’ Daily Telegraph ‘Deeply affecting’ Sunday Times