Books

Savage Enthusiasm

Savage Enthusiasm traces the evolution of the football fan from the sport’s earliest origins right up to the present day, exploring how football became the world’s most popular spectator sport, and why it became the undisputed game of the people.

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From a Blood-Red Sea

From a Blood-Red Sea is the incredible true story of U.S. sailor Daniel Collins, who was shipwrecked and then attacked by pirates during his first – and last – voyage as a merchant seaman, in the winter of 1824. His extraordinary escape is one of the most remarkable survival stories ever told.

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Messages from the Sea

A collection of historic letters and notes found in bottles and on beaches around the world. They tell tales of foundering ships, missing ocean liners and shipwrecked sailors, and contain moving farewells, romantic declarations and intriguing confessions.

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Sins Dyed In Blood

Sins Dyed In Blood

Edward Robinson was a British pirate who sailed with Blackbeard during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early 1700s. Was he really a murderous sea-robber, and did he deserve his brutal fate? Retrace Robinson’s voyages on a quest to uncover the true swashbuckling story of the Newcastle Pirate.

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The Rocketbelt Caper

The Rocketbelt Caper

When three friends set out on a quest to build a real-life Buck Rogers-style flying machine, their obsession with the Rocketbelt 2000 shattered their friendship and set in motion an astonishing chain of events involving theft, deception, kidnapping, a ten million dollar lawsuit and a brutal murder.

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Victorian Football Miscellany

The Victorian Football Miscellany

A quirky and fascinating collection of trivia, facts and anecdotes from football’s earliest years. Packed with biographies, profiles and lists, this is an indispensable guide to the colourful and unusual world of 19th century football.

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All With Smiling Faces

All With Smiling Faces

A wander through the early history of Newcastle United Football Club. Covering the first 30 years, from foundation as Stanley FC in 1881 to the triumphant FA Cup win in 1910, the book visits the grounds, meets the players, and relives the matches that made Newcastle United.

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Black and White Army

Black and White Army

Black and White Army follows Newcastle United supporters through one of the most memorable seasons in recent memory. First published following season 2002/03, this tenth anniversary ebook edition includes new sections to bring the story of the Black and White Army up to date.

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Goal-Post 2

Goal-Post: Victorian Football Vol 2

Goal-Post is the acclaimed anthology of Victorian football writing. This second volume collects more remarkable pieces of 19th century journalism, and provides rare insight into the birth and development of the world’s favourite game.

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Goal-Post

Goal-Post: Victorian Football Vol 1

A collection of Victorian football writing, containing first-hand accounts of the birth and development of the world’s greatest game, written by those who were there to witness it. The book highlights some of the players, officials, clubs and matches that helped shape and define the game.

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UFWC

Unofficial Football World Champions

Unofficial Football World Champions reveals international football’s real champions and offers up a fresh perspective on the greatest game in the world, involving legendary teams and footballing minnows, classic finals and forgotten friendlies, celebrated players and unsung heroes.

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Offer closed

Savage Enthusiasm: A History of Football Fans This offer is now closed, but Savage Enthusiasm is still available at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com, and also at the Back Page shops in Newcastle and the Metrocentre. For any queries or questions please contact us.