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The Cambridge Companion to Football Hardcover – August 26, 2013


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This book is aimed at undergraduates and postgraduates studying sport-related subjects as well as anyone interested in how and why football has evolved as it has. It features contributions from prominent experts in the field, authors and journalists, and covers ground seldom attempted in a single volume about football.

About the Author

Rob Steen is an author, sportswriter and journalism lecturer. A contributor to The Cambridge Companion to Cricket and an acclaimed Cricinfo columnist since 2008, he has also written for, among others, The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, India Today, the Melbourne Age and Marxism Today. His previous books include Spring, Summer, Autumn (William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award runner-up), biographies of Desmond Haynes and David Gower (Cricket Society Literary Award winner) and 500-1: The Miracle of Headingley '81 (Cricket Society Literary Award runner-up). He edited the cricket journal The New Ball, and his investigation for The Wisden Cricketer, 'Whatever Happened to the Black Cricketer?', won the UK section of the 2005 EU Journalism Award 'for diversity, against discrimination'. His next books, to be published in 2014, are Sports Journalism: A Multimedia Primer, 2nd edition and Touchlines and Floodlights: A Personal History of Spectator Sport.

Jed Novick is a journalist, author and Senior Lecturer in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton.

Huw Richards is a freelance journalist and sports historian.
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