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The definitive biography of Imran Khan, the former Pakistan cricket captain and all-rounder—the Oxbridge graduate and vociferous campaigner; the devout Muslim whose kaleidoscopic social life flooded the gossip columns; the man who raised $60 million for cancer research and who is now one of the most important political figures in Pakistan. On one thing, Imran Khan's friend...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by HarperCollins UK (first published 2009)
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I always have been fascinated by the world of Imran Khan. Therefore when I fell upon this book while browsing through a bookshop, I had to own it and read it, in the due process.

It gave me an insight into his childhood days. His cousin whose word,Imran Khan trusted like anything. Then his mother was not interested in sending him abroad, but he went there like his cousins. At first it took him time to adjust but then soon he became a "Rockstar". In short a rage among young white British girls (so...more
it's hard for me to judge this book based on how it was written. firstly, i only skimmed bits of it, since i only wanted to know some more stuff about imran khan. who, by the way, happened to be one of my, like, biggest heroes ever. after reading this book i've never looked at him the same way. how's that for an enlightening biography?
Imran Khan - Humanising Contradictions.
Imran Khan comes as a different person to different people: Proud; Inspiring; Arrogant; Obsessive; Stubborn; and even Hypocrite. He qualifies as a natural leader and probably the greatest all-rounder of his times.
More than a sports biography, this well-researched book covers almost every aspect of life: his family background, his emergence in cricket and subsequent graduation to being the greatest all-rounder in the game, his love-hate relationship with th...more
Christopher Sandford hardly left any aspect of his subject's life unattended. "Imran Khan" provides a deep look into the personal and political life of Pakistan Cricket team's former captain. It is not a biography. It is more than that. It is a book about Pakistan, its politics, culture, and society. It tells the story of Imran Khan: greatest Pakistani sportsman of all ages, a great philanthropist, a politician, and a man with tremendous appeal for the opposite sex. A nice book to read and enjoy...more
An amazing biography on Pakistan's most famous cricketer Imran Khan. The book revolves around two key traits of the Khans, and that is 'revenge' and 'pride'. Whenever somebody told Imran Khan that you cannot do it, he would make it a point to prove the person wrong. And being honest, he would ensure that he works hard to reach the top. He never preferred to take short cuts as short cuts were only temporary.
Amazing book! Well I should rather say amazing life story. Man, this guy was quite something.
Another revealing bio, though his ego seems to obscure some events.
imran khan the great man
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Christopher Sandford has published acclaimed biographies of Kurt Cobain, Steve McQueen, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, and Roman Polanski. He has worked as a film and music writer and reviewer for over 20 years and frequently contributes to newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. Rolling Stone has called him "the preeminent author in his field today."

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