Jimmy Burns - Barca (A People's Passion) (2nd Hand Paperback)
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 also a great read for anyone interested in how sport relates to culture more widely.
- 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.
"I like my football chocked full of short, quick passes, mixed with leftist politics and separatist history. Now I can kick my chair back from the table for a few months. VIsca El Barca!"
"An incredibly detailed and extensive history of FC Barcelona. Fascinating read and clearly well researched by Jimmy Burns. Easily one of the best football books I've read."
- Goodreads Reviews.
Jimmy Burns writes for the Financial Times. Among his previous books are The Land That Lost Its Heroes (Somerset Maugham Non-Fiction Prize, 1987), Hand of God: The Life of Diego Maradona and Barça: A People's Passion.
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