Wolverhampton Wanderers

Author: Tony Matthews
Publisher: DB
ISBN: 1780911343
Release Date: 2012-04-01

Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record provides the most comprehensive history of one of the country's most famous and respected football clubs. Alongside profiles of the club's great players and managers, fans can relive the games that secured trop

International Sport A Bibliography 1995 1999

Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135775339
Release Date: 2004-04-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased from around 250 to 1,000 a year over the last decade. This is due in part to the fact that during the late 1980s and 90s, many clubs, leagues and governing bodies of sport have celebrated their centenaries and produced histories to mark this occasion and commemorate their achievements. It is also the result of the growing popularity and realisation of the importance of sport history research within academe. This international bibliography of books, articles, conference proceedings and essays in the English language is a one-stop for the sports historian to know what is new.

The Anatomy of Liverpool

Author: Jonathan Wilson
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9781409144427
Release Date: 2013-11-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Jonathan Wilson and Scott Murray provide a forensic analysis of ten key Liverpool games that have shaped the club's fortunes over the last century: from the long-lost triumphs of Tom Watson (a 19th-century Bill Shankly) to 1970s European triumphs over the likes of Borussia Monchengladbach and the mind-blowing 2005 comeback against AC Milan. Aston Villa v. Liverpool April 1899 Wolves v. Liverpool May 1947 Liverpool v. Leeds FA Cup final, May 1965 Liverpool v. Crvena Zvezda November 1973 Liverpool v. Borussia Mönchengladbach European Cup final, May 1977 Liverpool v. Roma European Cup final, May 1984 Liverpool v. Nottingham Forest April 1988 Everton v. Liverpool February 1991 Roma v. Liverpool February 2001 AC Milan v. Liverpool Champions League final, May 2005

The Legends of Wolves

Author: Tony Matthews
Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing
ISBN: 185983518X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Soccer players

Wolverhampton Wanderers have had mixed fortunes since they formed as St Luke's side in 1877, going on to become founder members of the Football League in 1888. With illustrations throughout, this title is a tribute to 100 of the club's outstanding players.

Red Or Dead

Author: David Peace
Publisher: Melville House Pub
ISBN: 9781612193687
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Fiction

'Red or Dead' is the story of the rise of Liverpool Football Club and Bill Shankly. And the story of the retirement of Bill Shankly. Of one man and his work. And of the man after that work. A man in two halves. Home and away.

Birmingham City

Author: Tony Matthews
Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing
ISBN: 1859838537
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Soccer players

This is the complete statistical record of Birmingham City, plus a full written history, biographies of the leading players down the years, the managers, memorable matches recalled and much more. Plus numerous photos, many never seen before.

The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844

Author: Frederick Engels
Publisher: BookRix GmbH & Company KG
ISBN: 9783730964859
Release Date: 2014-01-08
Genre: History

The Condition of the Working Class in England is one of the best-known works of Friedrich Engels. Originally written in German as Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England, it is a study of the working class in Victorian England. It was also Engels' first book, written during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844. Manchester was then at the very heart of the Industrial Revolution, and Engels compiled his study from his own observations and detailed contemporary reports. Engels argues that the Industrial Revolution made workers worse off. He shows, for example, that in large industrial cities mortality from disease, as well as death-rates for workers were higher than in the countryside. In cities like Manchester and Liverpool mortality from smallpox, measles, scarlet fever and whooping cough was four times as high as in the surrounding countryside, and mortality from convulsions was ten times as high as in the countryside. The overall death-rate in Manchester and Liverpool was significantly higher than the national average (one in 32.72 and one in 31.90 and even one in 29.90, compared with one in 45 or one in 46). An interesting example shows the increase in the overall death-rates in the industrial town of Carlisle where before the introduction of mills (1779-1787), 4,408 out of 10,000 children died before reaching the age of five, and after their introduction the figure rose to 4,738. Before the introduction of mills, 1,006 out of 10,000 adults died before reaching 39 years old, and after their introduction the death rate rose to 1,261 out of 10,000.

Soccer Made in St Louis

Author: Dave Lange
ISBN: 1933370661
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Soccer Made in St. Louis covers the history, playing styles, and evolution of the world's most popular sport in the nation's original soccer capital, St. Louis. Starting with the first reported game in 1875, the book details the teams, the players, and the organizers who brought home national championships at every level of soccer. Author and longtime St. Louis soccer writer Dave Lange tells the stories of those who took the game from the sandlots of St. Louis to soccer's biggest stage, the World Cup. From Harry Ratican, the first St. Louisan to gain nationwide soccer fame; to the six St. Louisans who led the United States to the biggest upset in World Cup history; to Lori Chalupny, who helped the U.S. Women's National Team to Olympic gold; the book covers the rich heritage of soccer in St. Louis and shows how the sport is woven into the fabric of the city's makeup.

German Football

Author: Alan Tomlinson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415351952
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science

This topical book provides unprecedented analysis of football's place in post-war and post-reunification Germany. The expert team of German and British contributors offers wide-ranging perspectives on the significance of football in German sporting and cultural life, showing how it has emerged as a focus for an expression of German national identity and pride in the post-war era. Some of the themes examined include: footballing expressions of local, regional and national identity ethnic dynamics, migrant populations and Europeanization German football's commercial economy women's football. Key moments in the history of German football are also explored, such as the victories in 1954, 1972 and 1990, the founding of the Bundesliga, and the winning bid for the 2006 World Cup.

Something to Shout About

Author: Tim Barnard
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 9780750962742
Release Date: 2014-10-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The Forest Green Rovers have risen through the ranks to reach the pinnacle of non-League soccer. As founder members of the Mid-Gloucestershire League, they have always been forward looking. They are now the longest serving members of the Conference National. This full-color new edition will include the seven seasons since the original book, right up to the start of the 2014/15 campaign. This work is a history that demonstrates just why the Rovers have something to shout about.

The Ball is Round

Author: David Goldblatt
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141911540
Release Date: 2007-08-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The definitive book about football. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of football are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of football's rise from chaotic folk ritual to the world's most popular sport-now poised to fully establish itself in the USA. Already celebrated internationally, The Ball Is Round illuminates football's role in the political and social histories of modern societies, but never loses sight of the beauty, joy, and excitement of the game itself.

Burton Albion

Author: Rex Page
Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing
ISBN: 1859838162
Release Date: 2010-07
Genre: Soccer teams

'Burton Albion' tells the story of the little club that evolved from humble beginnings to become one of the most progressive and successful outside of the Football League.