Thierry Henry: Lonely at the Top: A Biography

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Pan Macmillan UK, Dec 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages
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The definitive biography of the Arsenal, France and Barcelona legend

Thierry Henry - gifted, charismatic and a world class footballer of the highest order - has passed into Arsenal legend as the hero of Arsene Wenger's killer team that finally ended Manchester United's domination, winning two league titles and three FA cups. He was also instrumental in France's World Cup and European Cup glories in 1998 and 2000 and continued his incredibly successful career at Barcelona by winning the treble in his first season.

But now in the autumn of his career, Thierry's crown has slipped - playing out his days in an obscure American team and disgracing himself and his team at a dismal World Cup 2010. So who is the real Thierry Henry? Drawing from countless interviews, as well as his own observations over Henry's entire career, award-winning author Philippe Auclair has produced the most complete portrait of the Arsenal hero ever to be written. With exclusive access to Henry's inner circle, Auclair has reached this most elusive and closed of footballers to produce a biography as raw, shocking and thought-provoking as it is celebratory of Henry's outstanding flair and talent.

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Review: Thierry Henry - Lonely at the Top: A Biography

User Review  - Damian - Goodreads

Auclair is a talented biographer, his 2009 book on Cantona is worth looking out for too, and as such this is an informed, enjoyable read. It's most interesting when discussing Henry's uneasy ... Read full review

Review: Thierry Henry - Lonely at the Top: A Biography

User Review  - Chris Jones - Goodreads

In depth, critical and revealing. Monsieur Auclair is a top class football journalist, and it's refreshing to read a biography which isn't afraid to be critical of its subject, especially one of my ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Philippe Auclair has been France Football's and RMC Radio's UK correspondent for over a decade, and is a prolific freelance journalist on both sides of the Channel. In 2009 he wrote the critically acclaimed and prize-winning Cantona: The Rebel Who Would Be King. He is also a regular contributor to The Blizzard magazine, and a bestselling author in his native France. He lives in London.

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