The story of FC Barcelona, written by the author of the internationally acclaimed Hand of God: The Life of Diego Maradona and updated with a new preface
Jimmy Burns writes for the Financial Times. Among his previous books are The Land That Lost Its Heroes (Somerset Maugham non-fiction prize, 1987), Hand of God: The Life of Diego Maradona and Barca: A People's Passion.
Burns' examination of the club's fates and fortunes always goes well beyond the game itself ... Burns is a brilliant journalist ... Unmissable * Total Football * Anyone who really wants to know Barcelona should read Burns. A cracker - part sports book, part travelogue * Daily Mirror * Burns' strength lies not just in his compulsive, well-told story of the club's evolution, but his notable grasp of Catalan history ... Examines the political subtext of what goes on within and around the football club itself * Sunday Times * FC Catalonia could scarcely have wished for a more thorough but sympathetic chronicler * Sunday Telegraph *