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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 30 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Soccer Vs. The State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics by Gabriel Kuhn
    Soccer Vs. The State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics - by Gabriel Kuhn

    £15.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781629635729 | ISBN 10: 1629635723

    Soccer has turned into a multi-billion-dollar industry. Professionalism and commercialization dominate its global image. Yet the game retains a rebellious side, maybe more so than any other sport co-opted by moneymakers and corrupt politicians. From ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fall of the House of Fifa by David Conn
    The Fall of the House of Fifa - by David Conn

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780224100458 | ISBN 10: 0224100459

    The Fall of the House of Fifa is the definitive story of Fifa's rise - and the most spectacular fall sport has ever seen.   1904: 'No person should be allowed to arrange matches for personal profit' - Fifa congress   A century later: 'F ... more

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  • Cover image of book And the Sun Shines Now: How Hillsborough and the Premier League Changed Britain by Adrian Tempany
    And the Sun Shines Now: How Hillsborough and the Premier League Changed Britain - by Adrian Tempany

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571295128 | ISBN 10: 0571295126

    On 15 April 1989, 96 people were fatally injured on a football terrace at an FA Cup semi-final in Sheffield. The Hillsborough disaster was broadcast live on the BBC; it left millions of people traumatised, and English football in ruins.   And the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hillsborough Voices: The Real Story Told by the People Themselves by Kevin Sampson, in association with the Hillsborough Justice Campaign
    Hillsborough Voices: The Real Story Told by the People Themselves - by Kevin Sampson, in association with the Hillsborough Justice Campaign

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780091955625 | ISBN 10: 0091955629

    On 15 April 1989 the world witnessed one of the worst football disasters occur at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield: 96 people were crushed to death and another 766 injured in what later was admitted to be caused by a shocking failure by police. ... more

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  • Cover image of book 61 Minutes in Munich: The Story of Liverpool FC
    61 Minutes in Munich: The Story of Liverpool FC's First Black Footballer - by Howard Gayle

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781909245396 | ISBN 10: 1909245399

    In April 1981, Howard Gayle was summoned from the substitutes’ bench and sent on to play for Liverpool in the second leg of a European Cup semi-final at German champions Bayern Munich.   The previous October, by filling the same role at Manc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hope: My Life in Football by Hope Powell
    Hope: My Life in Football - by Hope Powell

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472925565 | ISBN 10: 1472925564

    Hope Powell was a skinny little black girl from South London who only ever wanted to play football. Brought up in a violent home, she was actively discouraged from playing. The original Bend It Like Beckham girl, this is the amazing story of how a ki ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lost Boys: Inside Football
    The Lost Boys: Inside Football's Slave Trade - by Ed Hawkins

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472914965 | ISBN 10: 1472914961

    From South America and Africa, kids as young as 13 are leaving poverty-stricken families for a new life in Europe, having been sold the vision of untold riches and the trappings of professional football. This is football's slave trade – the beautif ... more

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  • Cover image of book Brazil
    Brazil's Dance with the Devil (Updated Olympics Edition) - by Dave Zirin

    £13.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781608465897 | ISBN 10: 1608465896

    The people of Brazil celebrated when they learned that in the space of two years their country would host the world's two largest sporting events: the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. Now they are protesting in numbers the country hasn't s ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar by Reinhard Kleist
    An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar - by Reinhard Kleist

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910593097 | ISBN 10: 1910593095

    The remarkable story of Somali Olympian Samia Yusuf Omar.   In 2008, 17-year-old Samia Yusuf Omar stood alongside some of the fastest women in the world on the start line of the Olympic 200m. Four years later, she boarded a refugee boat to Eur ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hillsborough: The Truth (Updated edition) by Phil Scraton
    Hillsborough: The Truth (Updated edition) - by Phil Scraton

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910948019 | ISBN 10: 1910948012

    This is the definitive, unique account of the disaster in which 96 men, women and children were killed, hundreds injured and thousands traumatised. It details the appalling treatment endured by the bereaved and survivors in the immediate aftermath, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Hillsborough Disaster: In Their Own Words by Mike Nicholson
    The Hillsborough Disaster: In Their Own Words - by Mike Nicholson

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781445634869 | ISBN 10: 1445634864

    "Hillsborough will be remembered as one of the biggest injustices of the twentieth century, because those who were there to protect the public turned against them in their hour of need. The power of print media was at its absolute peak at that time, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dirty Game: Uncovering the Scandal at FIFA by Andrew Jennings
    The Dirty Game: Uncovering the Scandal at FIFA - by Andrew Jennings

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784754112 | ISBN 10: 1784754110

    In The Dirty Game, investigative reporter and BBC Panorama presenter Andrew Jennings, who has been heralded around the world for his decade-long pursuit of this story, uncovers the eye-watering level of fraud and criminal activity at the heart of FIF ... more

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  • Cover image of book Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics by Jules Boykoff, with a Foreword by Dave Zirin
    Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics - by Jules Boykoff, with a Foreword by Dave Zirin

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784780722 | ISBN 10: 1784780723

    A timely, no-holds barred, critical political history of the modern Olympic Games. The Olympics have a checkered, sometimes scandalous, political history. Jules Boykoff, a former US Olympic team member, takes readers from the events nineteenth-cen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kicking Off: How Women in Sport are Changing the Game by Sarah Shephard
    Kicking Off: How Women in Sport are Changing the Game - by Sarah Shephard

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472913838 | ISBN 10: 1472913833

    There's a battle being fought. It's raging on the sports fields, in the newsrooms and behind the scenes at every major broadcaster. Women in sport are fighting for equality with more vigour than ever, but are they breaking down the barriers that stan ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup by Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert
    The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup - by Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781471149375 | ISBN 10: 1471149374

    When FIFA awarded the tiny desert state of Qatar the rights to host the 2022 World Cup, the news was greeted with disbelief and allegations of corruption. How had a country with almost no football infrastructure or tradition, a high terror risk and s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Playing as If the World Mattered: An Illustrated History of Activism in Sports by Gabriel Kuhn
    Playing as If the World Mattered: An Illustrated History of Activism in Sports - by Gabriel Kuhn

    £11.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781629630977 | ISBN 10: 1629630977

    The world of sports is often associated with commercialism, corruption, and reckless competition. Liberals have objected to sport being used for political propaganda, and leftists have decried its role in distracting the masses from the class struggl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Our Bodies, Our Bikes by Elly Blue, Katura Reynolds, Emily June Street and April Streeter
    Our Bodies, Our Bikes - by Elly Blue, Katura Reynolds, Emily June Street and April Streeter

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781621068952 | ISBN 10: 1621068951

    An homage to the classic Our Bodies, Ourselves, this encyclopedic, crowd-sourced compilation of essays, resources, information, and advice about the intersection of gender and bicycling covers a lot of groundbold meditations on body parts, stories a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beating Berlusconi! by John Graham Davies
    Beating Berlusconi! - by John Graham Davies

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780953182619 | ISBN 10: 0953182614

    Despite threats from his wife, in May 2005 Kenny Noonan travels to Istanbul to watch Liverpool play AC Milan in the Champions League Final. He carries the scars of thirty years as a football fan and a Liverpudlian: the 1981 riots, the Thatcher years, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pitch Black: The Story of Black British Footballers by Emy Onuora
    Pitch Black: The Story of Black British Footballers - by Emy Onuora

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849548144 | ISBN 10: 1849548145

    When Paul Canoville took to the pitch for Chelsea in 1982, he was prepared for abuse. When the monkey chanting and the banana throwing started, he wasn't surprised. He wasn't prepared, however, for the abuse to be coming from his own side.   C ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fifty-Six: The Story of the Bradford Fire by Martin Fletcher
    Fifty-Six: The Story of the Bradford Fire - by Martin Fletcher

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472920164 | ISBN 10: 1472920163

    On May 11 1985, fifty-six people died in a devastating fire at Bradford City's old Valley Parade ground. It was truly horrific, a startling story and wholly avoidable but it had only the briefest of inquiries, and it seemed its lessons were not l ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Three Degrees: The Men Who Changed British Football Forever by Paul Rees
    The Three Degrees: The Men Who Changed British Football Forever - by Paul Rees

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472119261 | ISBN 10: 1472119266

    The Dark Side of British Football in the 1970s  When Cyrille Regis became one of the first black players to be selected for the full England team, he was sent a package in the mail. Inside it was a silver bullet and a note that read: 'You'll ge ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shocking Brazil: Six Games That Shook the World Cup by Fernando Duarte
    Shocking Brazil: Six Games That Shook the World Cup - by Fernando Duarte

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781909715165 | ISBN 10: 1909715166

    The Brazilian game has become synonymous with excellence, success and beautiful, irresistible football. Supporters from every part of the globe are able to recount joyful tales about Brazils unmatched achievements, especially ones of World Cup glory ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pirates, Punks & Politics FC St. Pauli: Falling in Love with a Radical Football Club by Nick Davidson
    Pirates, Punks & Politics FC St. Pauli: Falling in Love with a Radical Football Club - by Nick Davidson

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781907524417 | ISBN 10: 190752441x

    FC Sankt Pauli the football club in the red-light district of Hamburg; a transvestite chairman; terraces populated by punks, pimps and prostitutes; a club run by anarchists, united under the skull and crossbones flag. This is the clich that has be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Barbaric Sport: A Global Plague by Marc Perelman
    Barbaric Sport: A Global Plague - by Marc Perelman

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781844678594 | ISBN 10: 1844678598

    Marc Perelman pulls no punches in this succinct and searing broadside, assailing the recent form of barbarism that is the global sporting event. Forget the Olympics and consider, under Perelmans guidance, the ledger of inequities maintained by suc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ghost Milk: Calling Time on the Grand Project by Iain Sinclair
    Ghost Milk: Calling Time on the Grand Project - by Iain Sinclair

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141039640 | ISBN 10: 0141039647

    What happens when the games have gone? Iain Sinclair reports on the trouble to come.   Beginning in his east London home many years before it will be invaded by the Olympian machinery of global capitalism, Sinclair strikes out near and far ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom by Sue Macy
    Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom - by Sue Macy

    £10.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781426307614 | ISBN 10: 1426307616

    Take a lively look at women's history from aboard a bicycle, which granted females the freedom of mobility and helped empower women's liberation. Through vintage photographs, advertisements, cartoons, and songs, Wheels of Change transports young read ... more

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  • Cover image of book Outcasts United: An American Town, A Refugee Team, and One Woman
    Outcasts United: An American Town, A Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference - by Warren St John

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780007330799 | ISBN 10: 0007330790

    The incredible true story of a a football team in the United States made up of refugee children. Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement centre in the 1990s, becoming home to scores of families ... more

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  • Cover image of book More Than Just a Game: Football v Apartheid - The Most Important Football Story Ever Told by Chuck Korr and Marvin Close
    More Than Just a Game: Football v Apartheid - The Most Important Football Story Ever Told - by Chuck Korr and Marvin Close

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780007302994 | ISBN 10: 0007302991

    "It is amazing to think that a game that people take for granted all around the world, was the very same game that gave a group of prisoners sanity - and in a way, gave us the resolve to carry on the struggle"(Anthony Suze, Robben Island Prisoner) ... more

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  • Cover image of book China
    China's Great Leap: The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges - by Edited by Minky Worden

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781583228432 | ISBN 10: 1583228438

    With contributions from some of the most well-respected and experienced Chinese writers, journalists, and organizers, Chinas Great Leap examines the Peoples Republic of China today as its government and 1.3 billion people prepare for the 2008 Olymp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Football Against the Enemy by Simon Kuper
    Football Against the Enemy - by Simon Kuper

    £9.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780752848778 | ISBN 10: 0752848771

    Football is much more than just the most popular game in the world. It can start - or stop - wars, it can fuel revolutions or it can keep dictators in power.  Simon Kuper travelled to twenty-two countries to discover the sometimes bizarre eff ... more

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