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    DescriptionGreedy, vain and ambitious personalities dominate English football. From the author of devastating exposes of Mohamed Fayed, Richard Branson and, most recently, Geoffrey Robinson, BROKEN DREAMS is a superbly incisive account of how self-interested individuals, adopting questionable and predatory business methods, are exploiting the sport of football to earn billions of pounds and huge glory. Focusing on key figures including Terry Venables, Ken Bates, David Dein, Harry Redknapp, Rio Ferdinand and other famous agents, chairmen and managers, Tom Bower exposes the money, the politics, and the vicious battles behind the beautiful game. For the first time a non-sports writer reveals the vanity and greed which endanger the national sport.


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    Title
    Broken Dreams
    Subtitle
    Vanity, Greed and the Souring of British Football
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Bower
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847390035
    ISBN 10: 184739003X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC subject category V2: WSJA
    BISAC V2.8: SPO040000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    DC22: 796.3340942
    Thema V1.0: SFBC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-E
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    POCKET BOOKS
    Publication date
    02 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Tom Bower has a distinguished reputation as an investigative historian, award-winning television producer and journalist. His books on tycoons, on the Nazis and on British intelligence are groundbreaking bestsellers. He lives in London with his family.