Football: The First Hundred Years: The Untold Story (Sport in the Global Society): The Untold Story of the People's Game Paperback – 28 Sep 2005
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"Adrian Harvey's study is a fundamental and revisionary reappraisal rooted in imaginative and painstaking research which others have barely touched....Invaluable."
-James Walvin, University of York
About the Author
Dr. Adrian Harvey is a tutor for the Workers' Education Association and for the Extra Murals Department of Birkbeck College, London University. He worked at a postman until 1992 and obtained an MA in Victorian Studies at Birkbeck College, London University and a D.Phil at Nuffield College, Oxford University in 1996. His works on sport and recreation have appeared in a number of periodicals and books.
Top Customer Reviews
This is no book for those who have a casual interest in football's origins... you need to already have a good background knowledge of the subject before you can appreciate the importance of Harvey's findings, and the academic style will put off casual readers, but this book really does tell a story that really should have been told before. I've been reading uo on the subject for the last five years, and this book, written from a highly balanced viewpoint and drawing on extraordinarily well researched contemporary sources, does indeed turn the whole story of football's first 100 years on its head.
In summary, I highly recommend this book to fans of Rugby & Soccer (and also residents of Sheffield) who want to know where the games came from but buy the printed book rather than the digital version.
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