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The World Cup and International Football By Andrew Godsell
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The World Cup, European Championship, and Copa America are among the greatest sporting events in the world, while football plays a role in the Olympic Games. This is the first book to outline the... More > history of all the major international football tournaments, and their place in the development of the game. Stretching from the first international match in 1872, to the eve of the Euro 2016 finals, a combination of narrative, statistics, and photographs tell the story of the Beautiful Game. This book is a successor to The World Cup, which was published in 1990, and widely acclaimed. Andrew Godsell is the author of several other books, including Europe United: A History of the European Cup / Champions League and Planet Football.< Less
Fifteen Minutes of Fame By Andrew Godsell
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Fifteen Minutes of Fame is a satirical commentary on contemporary culture. The book celebrates the cult of celebrity, the wonders of everyday experience, and lots in between. Andrew Godsell, with pen... More > in hand and tongue in cheek, explores diverse subjects, as fact mingles with fiction. The enduring influence of such literary figures as Lewis Carroll, George Orwell, Samuel Pepys, J K Rowling, and Evelyn Waugh is considered. Political themes range from Thatcherism to the Con-Dem coalition, either side of New Labour. The importance of history stretches from Stonehenge, and the legends of King Arthur, to the growth of Internet genealogy. The excitement of sport is reflected in football, and the communal spirit of Sport Relief. Music by John Lennon, Madonna, Patti Smith, and Bruce Springsteen sits alongside a folk festival. The established arts of theatre and cinema combine with the emergence of Reality TV.< Less
Why Not Trust the Conservatives? By Andrew Godsell
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A critical history of the Conservative Party The record of the Conservatives in government and Parliament is surveyed, along with the organisation and outlook of the party. This radical... More > interpretation of its subject is the first critical history of the Conservative Party ever published, filling a notable omission in British political literature. Throwing original light on nineteenth and twentieth century politics, the book offers telling observations on many famous figures including Robert Peel, Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Salisbury, Andrew Bonar Law, Stanley Baldwin, Neville Chamberlain, Harold Macmillan, Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher, and David Cameron. The previous version of the book received approving comments from Neil Kinnock, Ken Livingstone, Larry Whitty, and Ted Honderich.< Less
Obsessive Compulsive Asperger By Andrew Godsell
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This is an amazing kaleidoscope of stories. With pen in hand, and tongue incheek, Andrew Godsell plays the roles of writer, public servant, politician, minor television personality, and English... More > eccentric. The author visits John Noakes, discusses football with Bryan Robson, out-wits Anne Robinson on Weakest Link, shakes hands with Ed Miliband, touches Bruce Springsteen, and shares an anecdote about mistaken identity with Patti Smith. Andrew writes with courage about the darkness of a struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome. He also finds light by weaving fact, fiction, and fantasy into a modern-day fairy-tale.< Less
Fifteen Minutes of Fame By Andrew Godsell
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This is an autobiography with a difference. Andrew Godsell plays the roles of writer, family man, public servant, political activist, minor television personality, and English eccentric.... More > Communicating his enthusiasm for story-telling, the author visits John Noakes, discusses football with Bryan Robson, shakes hands with Ed Miliband, and out-wits Anne Robinson on Weakest Link. Amidst a struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the moments of success are as beautiful, and fragile, as the life of a butterfly.< Less
Planet Football By Andrew Godsell & Andrew Godsell
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Planet Football profiles twelve great players, moving from Alfredo Di Stefano and Pele, stars half a century ago, to the current global presence of David Beckham and Lionel Messi. Here are the... More > sublime skills of Eusebio and Johan Cruyff, the determined spirit of Kevin Keegan, Bryan Robson, and Gary Lineker, plus the wayward genius of George Best, Diego Maradona, and Eric Cantona. Besides the contribution of these players to the development of the game, there are fascinating tales from off the pitch. Andrew Godsell is the acclaimed author of several books, including The World Cup and Europe United: A History of the European Cup / Champions League.< Less

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