Slim Jim Baxter: The Definitive Biography

Slim Jim Baxter: The Definitive Biography

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Jim Baxter was one of the greatest footballers Scotland has ever produced. But his career was over by the time he reached 30 and in 2001 he died at the early age of 61, the victim of a lifestyle that ultimately destroyed him. Slim Jim Baxter charts the great man's rollercoaster years, his emergence at Ibrox as a world-class midfield player and the rapid decline as he pressed the self-destruct button and blew away his life as a footballer. Team-mates and friends tell how Baxter lived by his own rules and how he finally faced up to death with a courage and dignity which impressed all who saw him in his last few tragic months. Above all, Ken Gallacher's biography is the story of an extraordinary footballer who was touched by genius, and of a young man from the Fife coal-fields who could not always cope with the fame his skills brought him.For a spell Law found that and he revelled in it along with Baxter, who did not make his first international appearance until after that 9a€“3 humiliation. ... and the striker was stretchered off ten minutes after taking over his new position, it was difficult to see how England would hold out. ... He had made no plans to get the ticket but he made a phone call to the manager, Scot Symon, and within ten minutes twoanbsp;...

Title:Slim Jim Baxter: The Definitive Biography
Author: Ken Gallacher
Publisher:Random House - 2011-06-01

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