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Books - Dreams And Songs To Sing: A New History of Celtic
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DetailsTitle: Dreams and Songs to Sing: A New History of Celtic
Author: Tom Campbell and Pat Woods
Published: September 1996 (originally released (November 1986); New edition edition (21 Oct 1999)
SynopsisCeltic is one of the most famous and successful football clubs in the world. All around the globe, supporters revere the green and white hoops and follow the exploits of the current team. Everyone know about Lisbon 1967, nine-in-a-row and the recent boardroom takeover, but what about the rest of the clubs history?
Dreams and Songs to sing is a compelling examination of Celtic FC from its very earliest beginnings right up to the present day. Building on the authors ground breaking The Glory and the Dream as well as on a mass of new material, interviews with key figures and much original research and information only recently come to hand, this book is a truly indispensable read for anyone interested in the development of one of the games leading clubs. Packed with intriguing anecdotes and invaluable insights, the book also provides a fresh perspective on the transformation in Celtics fortunes and image during the Jock Stein era, takes an unflinching look at the betrayal of the clubs idealistic beginnings, and explains the reason why the boardroom dynasties suddenly became ripe for takeover in the 1990s.
A human story as much as a football story, Dreams and Songs recounts the fluctuating fortunes of one of Europe's most illustrious clubs.
Review (by Joebloggscity)
If you only ever buy one book on Celtic's history then this is the one.
Generally regarded as a must read, its sweep is quite incredible, packing in a whole history as succinctly as you can get. Doesn't cut corners and is quite even handed in things related to Celtic (despite being aimed at Celtic fans) but gives critical conclusions where deserving (esp on the first Celtic board). From the foundations of the club, to the early days of domination, the rise of Rangers and fall of Celtic till Jock Stein's and so on till the new management under Kenny Dalglish. All is here and a simple few lines on an incredible number of games and players.
In truth, it can be quite a dry read but don't let this put you off. It's quite magisterial in it's breadth and coverage, and it encompasses so much it's hard to know what to say. If you go to any Celtic historian's bookshelf the one book they all will have is this one. That says it all really, it's an incredible reference book.
Practically indispensable. If anyone wants to go on 'Mastermind' with Celtic as their chosen questions, one read of this and you won't get any questions wrong.
An essential book for all Celtic supporters.
- Hardback released: September 1996 (originally released (November 1986);
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Mainstream Publishing; New edition edition (21 Oct 1999);
- Language English
- ISBN-10: 1840182490
- ISBN-13: 978-1840182491
- Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.8 cm
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