Stillness and Speed: My Story

Stillness and Speed: My Story

Book rating: 01 Hardback

By (author) Dennis Bergkamp

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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 240mm x 25mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 5 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1471129519
  • ISBN 13: 9781471129513
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Illustrations note: illustrations (black and white, and colour)
  • Sales rank: 9,697

Product description

In Stillness and Speed, one of football's most enigmatic stars finally opens up about his life and career, revealing the things that motivate and inspire him. Viewed by many as one of the most influential figures in Premier League history, and scorer of the goal that Arsenal fans voted the best in the club's history, Dennis Bergkamp is a true giant of the game. As a youngster, Bergkamp learned from the Dutch master Johan Cruyff. By the time the pupil was ready to graduate from Ajax and move abroad, he was ready to spread the word, but in Italy he found few willing listeners. It was only when he moved to Arsenal and linked up with Arsene Wenger that he met someone else who shared his vision for football's possibilities. Bergkamp became central to everything the club did: now he had become the teacher, their creative genius, and the one who inspired some of the wayward old guard to new heights, helping them to seven major trophies. Few footballers' books make you think anew, but in Stillness and Speed Bergkamp presents a new vision for the game and how it might be played. He was a player like no other; his story is told like no other. It is a book that will inspire football fans everywhere, whatever their allegiance.

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Author information

Born in Amsterdam in 1969, Dennis Bergkamp began his hugely successful career at Ajax, before moving to Inter Milan and then on to Arsenal in 1995, where he was a central figure in the side that won three league titles and four FA Cups. He also won 79 caps for the Netherlands. He is currently assistant manager at Ajax.

Customer reviews

By David Cunningham 18 Apr 2014 1

Very disappointed in the book. The title, description and author description all point towards this being an autobiography. IT IS NOT!! Very much a biography, admittedly with many interviews and quotes from DB. The chapters are random and do not hang together very well. Generally, put simply, the book is not very well written. As an Arsenal fan I would have purchased this book even if it was listed as a biography, but I would have had much more realistic expectations and would not have been left feeling so conned. Class player, but poor show on the book marketing.