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Hand of God - The Life of Diego Maradona Book Review Summary

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Jimmy Burns tells the incredible story of soccer player Diego Maradona, the Argentine who rose from the slums of Buenos Aires.

Maradona moves from Argentina to Spain to play for the famous FC Barcelona but it is when he joins Italian club Naples that he becomes famous.

He inspires Argentina to win the soccer World Cup in 1986 and Napoli to win the Italian Serie A a year later.

However, his close association with the famous Camorra mafia of Naples leads to his ever increasing dependency on drugs and the infamous incident in 1994 when he is sent home from the World Cup for failing a dope test.
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Plot & Themes

Sports story?    -   soccer Sports story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   sports figure Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Central/South American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy    -   Spain The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   depressed Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot 11-15 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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