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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 32 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Different Class: Fashion, Football & Funk - The Story of Laurie Cunningham by Dermot Kavanagh
    Different Class: Fashion, Football & Funk - The Story of Laurie Cunningham - by Dermot Kavanagh

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783527373 | ISBN 10: 1783527374

    A biography of England's first professional black footballer, who represented Leyton Orient, West Bromwich Albion and became the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid.  Shortlisted for Biography of the Year at the British Sports Book Award ... more

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  • Cover image of book Salah - King of The Kop by Frank Worrall
    Salah - King of The Kop - by Frank Worrall

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781789460117 | ISBN 10: 1789460115

    This is the story of the new King of the Kop.   When Mohamed Salah signed for Liverpool from Rome in 2017, his record fee was initially greeted with some scepticism. While he'd been singled out as a future star back in Egypt, and performed wel ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Mum Runs by Jo Pavey
    This Mum Runs - by Jo Pavey

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780224100434 | ISBN 10: 0224100432

    The inspirational story of athlete Jo Pavey, the runner and mum who ran at a record-breaking fifth Olympic Games at Rio 2016.   'Come-back races? I've had more than a few, the night of 10 May 2014 was the ultimate long shot. I was a forty-year ... more

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  • Cover image of book Muhammad Ali by Sybille Titeux and Amazing Ameziane
    Muhammad Ali - by Sybille Titeux and Amazing Ameziane

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781506703183 | ISBN 10: 1506703186

    The story of boxing icon Muhammad Ali!   An original graphic novel celebrating the life of the glorious athlete who metamorphosed from Cassius Clay to become a three-time heavyweight boxing legend, activist, and provocateur: Muhammad Ali. Not ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women
    Women's Football: The Secret History - by Tim Tate

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782197720 | ISBN 10: 1782197729

    Boxing Day 1920, and 53,000 men, women and children pack inside Goodison Park. The extraordinary crowds have come to watch two local rivals play a match for charity. But this is no ordinary charity fixture. Eleven of the players are international cel ... 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 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 My Story by Steven Gerrard
    My Story - by Steven Gerrard

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781405924412 | ISBN 10: 1405924411

    Steven Gerrard - legendary captain of Liverpool and England - tells the story of the highs and lows of a twenty-year career at the top of English and world football.  As the only player ever to have scored in a FA cup final, a league cup final, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling by Suze Clemitson (Editor)
    Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling - by Suze Clemitson (Editor)

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472912916 | ISBN 10: 1472912918

    When Marie Marvingt decided to ride the 1908 Tour de France she was told 'absolument, non!' by M. Degranges and the Societe du Tour de France. Instead she rode each stage 15 minutes after the official race had departed and finished all 4,488 kms of t ... 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 Steven Gerrard: Fifty Defining Fixtures by Tony Matthews
    Steven Gerrard: Fifty Defining Fixtures - by Tony Matthews

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781445642598 | ISBN 10: 144564259x

    Steven George Gerrard MBE (born 30 May 1980) is an English footballer who plays for and captains Premier League club Liverpool. He has played much of his career in a centre midfield role, but also as a second striker, holding midfielder, right-back a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Twin Ambitions: My Autobiography by Mo Farah
    Twin Ambitions: My Autobiography - by Mo Farah

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444779585 | ISBN 10: 1444779583

    A powerful and gripping human story of the 2012 London Olympics hero  4 August, 2012. Super Saturday. On the most electric night in the history of British sport, Mo Farah braved the pain and punishment to seize Olympic gold in the 10,000m - and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Land of Second Chances: The Impossible Rise of Rwanda
    The Land of Second Chances: The Impossible Rise of Rwanda's Cycling Team - by Tim Lewis

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780224091770 | ISBN 10: 0224091778

    ** Winner of the British Sports Book Awards 2014 New Writer of the Year **   Where there is hope there can be redemption.   Meet Adrien Niyonshuti, a member of the Rwandan cycling team. Adrien was seven years old when he lost his family ... more

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  • Cover image of book Does Your Rabbi Know You
    Does Your Rabbi Know You're Here? - by Anthony Clavane

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857388148 | ISBN 10: 0857388142

    Ever since the children of penniless immigrants caught the train from Whitechapel to White Hart Lane – to be greeted with the refrain: ‘Does Your Rabbi Know You’re Here?’ – this forgotten tribe have helped to shape the Beautiful Game.   In tel ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kenny Dalglish: My Life - A Personal Journey by Kenny Dalglish
    Kenny Dalglish: My Life - A Personal Journey - by Kenny Dalglish

    £19.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781908695550 | ISBN 10: 1908695552

    Imagine spending time with the man officially rated Liverpool Football Club’s greatest ever player as he talks you through his career, shows you his favourite medals and shirts, and tells you about the people who helped shape his career.   Kenn ... more

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  • Cover image of book The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World by John Carlos and Dave Zirin
    The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World - by John Carlos and Dave Zirin

    £11.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781608462247 | ISBN 10: 1608462242

    Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power moveme ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Didi Man: My Love Affair with Liverpool by Dietmar Hamann
    The Didi Man: My Love Affair with Liverpool - by Dietmar Hamann

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780755362813 | ISBN 10: 0755362810

    A warm and highly entertaining account of Dietmar Hamman's personal story, The Didi Man was a Sunday Times bestseller on hardback publication.   Dietmar 'Didi' Hamann is a complete one-off. The foreigner with a Scouse accent. The German who n ... more

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  • Cover image of book Going For Gold: Welsh Olympic Dreams for 2012 by Jocelyn Andrews, Foreword by Olympic gold medalist Lynn Davies
    Going For Gold: Welsh Olympic Dreams for 2012 - by Jocelyn Andrews, Foreword by Olympic gold medalist Lynn Davies

    £1.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781908192943 | ISBN 10: 1908192941

    What does it take to go for gold and be the greatest?  In Going For Gold, Wales's leading athletes share the secrets of their drive and determination to be the best in their sport.  Cyclist Geraint Thomas, who won Olympic gold in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tackling Life by Charlie Oatway
    Tackling Life - by Charlie Oatway

    £1.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780552161787 | ISBN 10: 0552161780

    Charlie Oatway was born into a family who were often in prison and always on the wrong side of the law. Unable to learn his lessons in school, Charlie was soon involved in petty crime and it seemed his life would follow that of his dad and uncles. He ... more

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  • Cover image of book Usain Bolt: Fast as Lightning by Mike Rowbottom
    Usain Bolt: Fast as Lightning - by Mike Rowbottom

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906413828 | ISBN 10: 1906413827

    Usain Bolt is the fastest man on the planet – and one of the most popular athletes of all time. His dramatic world record-breaking feats in the 100 and 200 metres have earned him Olympic and world gold medals in the last couple of years. But what has ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blood Sweat and Treason: My Story by Henry Olonga
    Blood Sweat and Treason: My Story - by Henry Olonga

    £18.99   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781905326815 | ISBN 10: 1905326815

    Sports book meets real-life thriller in this sensational autobiography of Zimbabwe’s first ever-black cricketer. Blood, Sweat And Treason tells the story of Olonga's childhood against a backdrop of revolution, independence and a country that graduall ... 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 Life
    Life's New Hurdles - by Colin Jackson

    £1.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781906125936 | ISBN 10: 1906125937

    Colin Jackson is one of the greatest athletes that Britain has ever produced. He was in the world top ten for sixteen years, and was world number one for two of them. He set seven European and Commonwealth and nine UK records, and he still holds the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Barefoot Runner: The Life of Marathon Champion Abebe Bikila by Paul Rambali
    Barefoot Runner: The Life of Marathon Champion Abebe Bikila - by Paul Rambali

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781846686535 | ISBN 10: 1846686539

    Abebe Bikila was the first African to win an Olympic gold medal, running barefoot in Rome in 1960 and again - wearing shoes this time - in Tokyo four years later. His story has never been told.  Born in an Ethiopian village, Bikila joined the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black, White and Gold: My Autobiography by Kelly Holmes with Fanny Blake
    Black, White and Gold: My Autobiography - by Kelly Holmes with Fanny Blake

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780753513170 | ISBN 10: 075351317x

    Kelly Holmes had two dreams - to join the army, and bring home a gold medal from the Olympic Games. But winning double gold in the 2004 Olympics and becoming Dame Kelly Holmes was much more than fulfilling a dream; it was a reward for a lifetime of r ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lavender Locker Room: 300 Years of Great Athletes Whose Sexual Orientation Was Different by Patricia Nell Warren
    The Lavender Locker Room: 300 Years of Great Athletes Whose Sexual Orientation Was Different - by Patricia Nell Warren

    £17.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781889135076 | ISBN 10: 1889135070

    Some are legendary - such as pilot Amelia Earhart and golf champion Babe Didrikson. Others are less familiar - balloonist Alberto Santos-Dumont and javelin thrower Ana Maria Sagi.  Some went public - NFL running back David Kopay and downhill ... more

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  • Cover image of book Behind the Curtain: Travels in Eastern European Football by Jonathan Wilson
    Behind the Curtain: Travels in Eastern European Football - by Jonathan Wilson

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780752879451 | ISBN 10: 0752879456

    From the war-ravaged streets of Sarajevo, where turning up for training involved dodging snipers' bullets, to the crumbling splendour of Budapest's Bozsik Stadium, where the likes of Puskas and Kocsis masterminded the fall of England, the landscape o ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes by Gary Imlach
    My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes - by Gary Imlach

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780224072687 | ISBN 10: 0224072684

    Stewart Imlach was an ordinary neighbourhood soccer star of his time. A brilliant winger who thrilled the crowd on Saturdays, then worked alongside them in the off-season; who represented Scotland in the 1958 World Cup and never received a cap for hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beyond a Boundary by C L R James
    Beyond a Boundary - by C L R James

    £10.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780224074278 | ISBN 10: 022407427x

    C L R James, one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century, was devoted to the game of cricket.   In this classic summation of half a lifetime spent playing, watching and writing about the sport, he recounts the story of his overriding pas ... 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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  • Cover image of book Goodison Park Voices: Recollections of Supporters by David Paul
    Goodison Park Voices: Recollections of Supporters - by David Paul

    £9.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780752415482 | ISBN 10: 0752415484

    As one of the greatest clubs in the country, Everton FC has a past its fans can be proud of. This book collects the memories of those supporters, both young and old. It is not a complete history of the club, but a rich assortment of anecdotes as tol ... more

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