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Manchester United 1958-68: Rising from the Wreckage Hardcover – 15 May 2013
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About the Author
Iain McCartney is a lifelong Manchester United supporter, and chairman of Manchester United Writers Association. He is the author of numerous books on the club. He has also run the Manchester United Review Collectors Club for the past twenty-three years, and has possibly the largest private archive of newspaper match reports and articles in the country. He lives in Dumfries, but is an Old Trafford regular.
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The book's great success is McCartney's narrative style, which makes you feel you are there, reliving the tragedies and the triumphs. It is both a fascinating and enjoyable read. In common with the previous books that I have read by Iain McCartney, the account is built upon extensive research and attention to detail.
I'd recommend this book to United fans young and old, and to anyone who loves football. This is the definitive work on United's rise from the wreckage.
The incredible thing is Iain's research. Thousands of United stories are in the public domain and it would have been easy to simply 'copy and paste' this tale together from previously published sources. Not Iain, he's like a pig with truffles, constantly unearthing intriguing nuggets of information to captivate his reader. The book is littered with first hand accounts from players, staff, supporters and families that gives the story that essential personal touch.
Of course, the topic itself draws you in. The remarkable story of a great team decimated by tragedy, the long, painful rebuilding by Murphy and Busby that resulted in a glittering side with Best, Law, Charlton, Crerand, Stiles etc and fulfilled a broken dream by lifting the European Cup in 1968.
The book is well written and contains a marvellous collection of previously unpublished photographs. I thoroughly enjoyed it. A treat and an education for United supporters and football fans in general.
Well done Iain.
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