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- Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
- Format: Paperback | 464 pages
- Dimensions: 134mm x 198mm x 30mm | 281g
- Publication date: 1 December 2011
- Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
- ISBN 10: 1845967100
- ISBN 13: 9781845967109
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Illustrations note: 1 x 8pp b/w
- Sales rank: 23,374
"Red Men" is a unique and exhaustively researched history of Liverpool Football Club. The key figures of the club are featured, including the side's first great manager, Tom Watson; Elisha Scott, the darling of the Kop in the 1920s; and, of course, Bill Shankly, who won that elusive first FA Cup in 1965. The recent tragedies that have shaped the club's contemporary identity are covered here, as are the new Continental influences at Liverpool and, of course, the glory of Istanbul in 2005 and the return to the club, as manager, of Kenny Dalglish in 2011. "Red Men" is the definitive history of a remarkable football club from its formation in 1892 to the present day, told in the wider context of the social and cultural development of the city of Liverpool and its people.
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John Williams has been studying football as a sociologist for the past 30 years and is the author of several other books on Liverpool FC.
By Vika Kovariansi 12 Nov 2011
The complete biography of Liverpool FC. Reds fans must have it...
"Williams brings the social and sporting heritage of the club, and the city, to vivid life ... admirably impartial, impressively researched" -- Book of the Week Independent on Sunday "The story emerges through a lively year-by-year account ... told with a sharp eye for anecdote, colour and personality ... Every club should have a chronicle like this" -- Huw Richards The Guardian "A brilliant book" -- Stephen Done, curator at Liverpool FC Museum "Brilliantly researched ... a must-read for any true Liverpool fan" Irish Daily Star on Sunday