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The Anatomy of Liverpool: A History in Ten Matches [NOOK Book]

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Much of the acres of football news coverage these days has little to do with what actually occurs on the pitch. Jonathan Wilson has established himself as one of the sport's pre-eminent writers, focusing on the tactics (with the award-winning Inverting the Pyramid) and how events on the pitch have shaped football history (The Anatomy of England). His new book is a compellingly forensic analysis of ten key Liverpool matches that have shaped the club's fortunes for more than a century - from the long-lost triumphs ...
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The Anatomy of Liverpool: A History in Ten Matches

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Overview

Much of the acres of football news coverage these days has little to do with what actually occurs on the pitch. Jonathan Wilson has established himself as one of the sport's pre-eminent writers, focusing on the tactics (with the award-winning Inverting the Pyramid) and how events on the pitch have shaped football history (The Anatomy of England). His new book is a compellingly forensic analysis of ten key Liverpool matches that have shaped the club's fortunes for more than a century - from the long-lost triumphs of manager Tom Watson, who arrived in 1896, to the 1977 European Cup triumph over Borussia Mönchengladbach, to the astonishing Champions League Final comeback against AC Milan, 'The Miracle of Istanbul', in 2005. Legendary players and managers of the stature of Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley and Kenny Dalglish populate these pages, which highlight the genius and the flaws of individuals by examining them in practice.

Certain games lie on the fault-lines of history. Perhaps they mark the end of one era or the beginning of another. Perhaps they encapsulate a summation of a manager's reign. Or perhaps they mark a crossroads, moments at which football looked one way, and then went the other. But this is not a virtual history of Liverpool FC. Jonathan Wilson's prime purpose is not to speculate on what might have been. Rather it will try to determine why what was, was. No game is won or lost, after all, in a single moment but by a million little things.

The Anatomy of Liverpool tells the story of a great club through a detailed examination of ten key matches looking, as a football history must, first and foremost at the football.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781409144427
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/21/2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 471,366
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Jonathan Wilson's Inverting the Pyramid won the National Sporting Club Football Book of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. He is the author of Behind the Curtain: Travels in Eastern European Football, The Anatomy of England: A History in Ten Matches, Sunderland: A Club Transformed, Brian Clough: The Biography, and The Outsider: A History of the Goalkeeper. He writes for the Guardian, Sports Illustrated, and World Soccer. He is editor of The Blizzard.

https://twitter.com/jonawils

Good To Know

In our interview, Wilson revealed some fun and fascinating facts about himself, including:

"At the age of 17 I was the fastest Jewish runner in England."

"I covered the 1994 soccer World Cup for The New Yorker. It was the best writing gig I ever had in my life."

"I became a U.S. citizen ten years ago. I got a couple of questions wrong on the test, but they let me through anyway."

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    1. Hometown:
      Newton, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 26, 1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      London, England
    1. Education:
      B.A., First Class, University of Essex 1973; Ph.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1980

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