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Busby’s Last Crusade

From Munich to Wembley: A Pictorial History

by Jeff Connor


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ISBN: 9781909715899
Published: 03 Sep 2020
Format: Hardback
Extent: 336
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Arena Sport
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About the Book

The Munich air disaster was one of the most tragic incidents to ever occur in British sport. The crash at Munich airport in 1958 claimed the lives of twenty-three people, including eight of Manchester United’s first team, and injured many more, including United’s iconic manager, Matt Busby.

From Munich to Wembley charts the aftermath of the tragedy, from the poignant scenes of mourning in Manchester to the team’s return to the field as Busby began the heart-wrenching task of rebuilding the club.

Jeff Connor tracks the remarkable story of United’s rise from the ashes of Munich. It is a journey that captures the imagination and epitomises the soul of this golden age of British football as we see the likes of George Best, Jack Charlton and Denis Law stamp their mark on the game, and we witness the team become the first side from England to be crowned European champions.

The Author

Jeff Connor

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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