The Story of Arsenal in N5
By (author) Jon Spurling
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Highbury by Jon Spurling
Book DescriptionKicking off with the story of the original 'soccer czar', Sir Henry Norris, who bulldozed through opposition on many levels to move Woolwich Arsenal to north London (and probably taught many subsequent chairman everything they knew on that score), Jon Spurling's all-encompassing history of Arsenal's time at Highbury features testimony from everyone: from the peanut sellers, turnstile operators, local publicans and fans, through to the likes of Bob Wilson, Liam Brady, George Graham and Lee Dixon. This is a warts-and-all look at the last century in the club's history, telling the story of local opposition to the club's move (1913), through the construction of the impressive art deco East and West stands in the thirties, the assembling of the various title-winning sides and culminating in the story of local opposition to the club's move (2004). Having written three previous titles on Arsenal's history, Jon Spurling is well placed to produce this definitive volume.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752876399
(233mm x 153mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jon Spurling
Red Letter Days, Hardback (October 2014)
Through dozens of interviews with Gunners players past and present, Red Letter Days dissects the myths and conjecture which surround many of Arsenal's epoch-defining games. Includes occasions such as the 1930 'Zeppelin Final', the 1953 title decider, the Stoke semi of 1971, the Littlewooods Cup win over Liverpool in '87, Anfield '89, and Parma '94.
Highbury, Paperback (August 2014)
From Herbert Chapman to Arsene Wenger, this is the definitive history of Arsenal's time at the famous Highbury stadium.
Death or Glory, Hardback (March 2010)
In 1974 Zaire's football team were told that if they lost to Brazil by more than three goals the following day they would never see their families again. In this astonishing book Jon Spurling has travelled the world to scratch beneath the glossy, confetti-strewn surface of the world's biggest sporting event to uncover its dark secrets.
Rebels for the Cause, Paperback (September 2004)» View all books by Jon Spurling
Featuring extensive interviews with 15 former players, this volume charts the alternative history of the mighty Arsenal Football Club, shedding new light on the clash with Moscow Dynamos in 1945, on the origins of the rivalry with Tottenham and on many of Highbury's cult heroes.
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Author Biography - Jon Spurling
Jon Spurling is a regular contributor to FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes magazines. He is the author of three previous books on Arsenal: two histories of the club in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as Rebels for the Cause: The Alternative History of Arsenal (Mainstream 2003).
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