Book Reviews: Index


We regularly carry reviews of all Arsenal-related books and some on other aspects of the game itself.

Click on the links below to read the archives:

Arsenal’s Early History

The Crowd At Woolwich Arsenal FC by Mark Andrews
Woolwich Arsenal FC: 1893 – 1915 The Club That Changed Football by Tony Attwood, Andy Kelly and Mark Andrews
Making The Arsenal by Tony Attwood

Official Club Histories

The Official Illustrated History Of Arsenal 1886-2009 by Phil Soar and Martin Tyler
Arsenal The Official Biography by Steve Stammers
Arsenal Confidential: The Amazing Behind The Scenes Story Of The 2007/08 Season by Stuart MacFarlane
The Official Arsenal Encyclopedia by Jem Maidment
Arsenal – The Official Illustrated History 1886-2008 by Martin Tyler and Phil Soar
The Official Illustrated History Of Arsenal 1886–2007 by Phil Soar and Martin Tyler

Unofficial Club Histories

Together: The Story Of Arsenal’s Unbeaten Season By Andrew Mangan and Andrew Allen
The End by Tom Watt
The Day We Went To Arsenal: Carlisle United and the 1951 FA Cup by Martin Daley
The Real Arsenal: From Chapman To Wenger by Brian Glanville
ARSÈNAL – The Making of a Modern Superclub by Alex Fynn and Kevin Whicher
Arsenal – A History From 1930

Arsenal Managers

The Life and Times of Herbert Chapman by Patrick Barclay
Wenger – The Legend By Jasper Rees

Arsenal Players

Geordie Armstrong On The Wing by Dave Seager in collaboration with Jill Armstrong
Stuck In A Moment: The Ballad Of Paul Vaessen by Stewart Taylor
Sol Campbell – The Authorised Biography by Simon Astaire
Thierry Henry: Lonely At The Top by Philippe Auclair

In The Shadow Of A Giant by Mel Charles
Fighting For Football – From Woolwich Arsenal to the Western Front:The Lost Story of Football’s First Rebel by George Myerson
First Among Unequals by Viv Anderson & Lynton Guest
Cesc Fabregas – Young Gun by Tom Oldfield

To Cap It All: My Story by Kenny Sansom with Rita Wright

GCR Books

The Wenger Code: Will It Survive The Age Of The Oligarch? By Richard Evans
Arsenal The French Connection by Fred Atkins
The Battle Of London by Rex Pardoe
Captain of Wales by Walley Barnes
Football Ambassador by Eddie Hapgood
Forward, Arsenal! by Bernard Joy
Billy Gooner’s First Match by Greg Adams
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery by Leonard Gribble

General Arsenal

The Official Arsenal Book Of Records by Adrian Clarke and Ian Spragg
The Official Arsenal Supporters Book by Chas Newky-Burden
Charles Buchan’s Football Monthly Arsenal Gift Book (Ed. Simon Inglis)
The All-New Arsenal Miscellany by Chas Newky-Burden
The Pocket Book Of Arsenal by Kevin Whicher
Gunners Lists by Chas Newkey-Burden

World Cup Brazil 2014

Eight World Cups: My Journey through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer By George Vecsey
England In The World Cup by Tony Matthews
Brazil Futebol: Football To The Rhythm Of The Samba Beat by Keir Radnege
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Official Book by Andrew McDermott
Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life by Alex Bellos
Death or Glory: The Dark History of the World Cup by Jon Spurling

Other Football

Best, Pele, And A Half-Time Bovril by Andrew Smart
The Wizard: The Life Of Stanley Matthews by Jon Henderson

Inverting The Pyramid: The History Of Football Tactics by Jonathan Wilson
Bromley Boys by Dave Roberts
Outcasts United by Warren St John
The European Football Yearbook 2008/09

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