Jimmy Burns - Barca (A People's Passion) (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Non-Fiction - Sports & Pastimes
- First Published : 1999 (This edition 2000)
- ISBN : 9780747545545
- SKU : B000025
- PPC : SP460gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
This is an excellent account of the history of one of world football's most famous clubs, FC Barcelona.
In it, Burns shows in great detail how sport, politics, business and culture interact. While on-field activity receives due attention, with detailed accounts of many of Barca's most famous players and matches, off-field events are given at least as much, if not more, coverage,
Burns also unpicks the complicated position of Barcelona in Catalan identity, and how this has affected the club and its leaders throughout its long history. Hardly a run-of-the-mill football book, this is a great read for anyone interested in how sport relates to culture more widely.