Busby’s Last Crusade
From Munich to Wembley: A Pictorial History
by Jeff Connor
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Jeff Connor, a former Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday staffer, is an engaging writer and his words are accompanied by over 200 images
The Scotsman, Best Sports Books of 2020
About the Book
Busby’s Last Crusade is the never to be forgotten fable of Manchester United’s rise from the ashes of Munich in 1958 to the European Cup win 10 years later … and the humble Scot who led them there.
With words from best-selling author Jeff Connor and over 200 images, many of them new to the public, this is one man’s search for his personal Holy Grail, and his determination to get there. This is not a eulogy for Sir Matt Busby. As Connor points out his roles as a club director after 1968 will always be questioned and that King Arthur would never have succeeded without his knights: Duncan Edwards, Roger Byrne, Bobby Charlton, George Best, Denis Law and, above all, Jimmy Murphy. All of these, and others, lighten the pages of a book certain to be seen by fans everywhere as a permanent memoir of an unforgettable era.
A lifelong United supporter, Jeff Connor is the author of the critically-acclaimed The Lost Babes: Manchester United and the Forgotten Victims of Munich. A highly experienced sports journalist, Connor is the author of eleven books, including an entertaining account of the Tour De France, ‘Wide-Eyed and Legless’, ‘Up Down and Under’, a diary of the 2001 Lions Rugby Tour to Australia, and ‘Pointless, A Season with Britain's Worst Football Team’.
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