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Arsenal: The Official Biography - The Compelling Story of an Amazing Club [Hardcover]

Steve Stammers
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15 Sep 2008
On Christmas Day in 1886 an enthusiastic group of munitions workers met in a pub to discuss their future as a football team following their first game - a 6-0 victory in a boggy field on the Isle of Dogs. They decided to call themselves Royal Arsenal and unwittingly started a chain of events that would touch the lives of millions of people worldwide. This is the 'warts and all' story of a football club that has seen some incredible highs and lows and been at the vanguard of innovation throughout its history. As a club that has featured in so many of the game's seminal moments, "Arsenal: The Official Biography" examines the themes of passion and tradition, isolates key episodes that have influenced Arsenal's fate and ties together the stories of characters who have figured so prominently in its history. More than just a match-by-match history, this book gives you the complete picture of how the Arsenal came to be North London's most successful and fascinating side.


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  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn; First Edition edition (15 Sep 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0600618927
  • ISBN-13: 978-0600618928
  • Product Dimensions: 16.7 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 433,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steve Stammers is a respected football journalist with over 35 years' experience of covering London football. He has worked on the London Evening News, Daily Star and currently writes for The Sunday Mirror. But it was during his 22 years at the Evening Standard that he formed a close professional bond with Arsenal. Throughout his career he has interviewed every Highbury legend, and was the first journalist to break the news of Arsene Wenger's appointment as manager in 1996. He is also the English-based director of Patrick Vieira's Diambars charity - a football and education programme for Senegalese children.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Present 16 Nov 2013
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Book arrived in very good condition. It was bought as a Christmas present for an Arsenal Fan, I do hope he enjoys it. Very good discounted price.
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3.0 out of 5 stars damaged slightly 14 Nov 2013
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this was for a present and although the book appeared brand new there was damage to the binding and cover which was disappointing as it was a present. though the recipient did love the book itself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great history of a great club 17 July 2014
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A well written and easy read about the greatest club in the world (yes I am biased). Learnt a few new things about the club from the very beginning to just after the Invincibles.
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