The Lost Babes : Manchester United and the forgotten Victims of Munich

By: Connor, Jeff

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306 pages. Boards have no wear, rubbing or soiling. Dust jacket is in excellent condtion. Dust jacket is unclipped. Pages are lightly tanned. A moving story of how a legendary football team was lost to tragedy - and how this disaster irrevocably altered the lives of the survivors and the bereaved families, and ultimately brought shame on the biggest football club in the world. The Manchester United team Matt Busby had built in the fifties from the club's successful youth policy seemed destined to dominate football for many years. Such was the power of the 'Busby Babes' that they seemed invincible. The average age of the side which won the Championship in 1955-56 was just 22, the youngest ever to achieve such a feat. A year later, when they were Champions again, nothing, it seemed, would prevent this gifted young team from reigning for the next decade. But then came 6 February 1958, the day that eight Manchester United players died on a German airfield in the 'Munich Air Disaster' - a date to be forever etched in the annals of sporting tragedy. Duncan Edwards, Eddie Colman, Tommy Taylor, Roger Byrne...the names were already enshrined in legend before the air crash, but Munich in many ways earned them immortality. They have never grown old. Jeff Connor traces the rise of the greatest Manchester United side of all time, alongside a vibrant portrait of England in the 1950s, but he also paints a dark picture of a club that enriched itself on the myth of Munich while neglecting the families of the dead and the surviving players. The repercussions and the toll the disaster took on so many linger to the present day. Drawing on extensive interviews with the Munich victims and players of that era, "The Lost Babes" is the definitive account of British football's golden age, a poignant story of the protracted effects of loss and a remorseless dissection of the how the richest football club in the world turned its back on its own players and their families. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; ISBN: 0007208073. ISBN/EAN: 9780007208074. Inventory No: 15110065. Hardcover

Title: The Lost Babes : Manchester United and the forgotten Victims of Munich

Author: Connor, Jeff

Categories: Sports & Pastimes,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: UK, Collins: 2006

ISBN Number: 0007208073

ISBN Number 13: 9780007208074

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine Condition

kg: 0.50 kg

Seller ID: 15110065

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