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'Burns' strength lies not just in his compulsive, well-told story of the club's evolution, but his notable grasp of Catalan history.' -- Sunday Times
'Excellent...A densely detailed account of the history of FC BArcelona...Coincides with Barcelona's 100th anniversary but it is not in the least pious.' -- Daily Telegraph
'FC Catalonia could scarcely have wished for a more thorough but sympathetic chronicler.' -- Sunday Telegraph
'Well-written, the book details the level of passion of a club that refuses to tarnish its shirt with a sponser and still belongs to its members.' -- Manchester United
Jimmy Burns is social affairs and employment correspondent at the FINANCIAL TIMES. His previous books are The Land That Lost Its Heroes, winner of the Somerset Maugham prize for non-fiction; Beyond the Silver River; Spain: A Literary Companion; and the internationally acclaimed Hand of God: The Life of Diego Maradona. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.