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Hillsborough: The Truth Paperback – March 1, 1999
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This is the story as it should have been told, all those years ago. However the South Yorkshire police, the media, successive governments and finally, the law courts have all seen to it that the truth remains untold. 96 people died going to watch a football match. Many thousands more are still troubled by the traumas of that day and all they want is the guilty parties to own up.
It is a sometimes harrowing read, but Phil Scraton has reclaimed the book's title from the headline of Sun newspaper, which to this day, is still despised on Merseyside.
out to be far more intricate. The blame ultimately rests more on an antiquated stadium,
the desire to "contain" those fans, and the overall lack of security. Add to that a slow
response to the unfolding disaster, and the results were tragic. Mr. Scranton tells
truths with almost fictional prose. Too bad it wasn't fiction.
My research focuses on the architectural, socioeconomic and cultural changes the disaster triggered. This book has proven a fantastic asset towards my secondary sources as it highlights the truthfulness of the event without the early on police censorship. Also significant are Scraton's comments on the appraisal of sporting grounds and the management of the stadiums and clubs. However, the book upholds its true value in Scratons recognition that early on works of Hillsbourough disaster provided inaccurate accounts of the event; thus, challenging media, the police, and the stadiums neglegations and inability to uphold crowd control and good stadium standards. Furthermore, the book highlights narration by the expectators and the families of the diseased, and their continual strive to find whom to blame for the disaster.
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I knew the story. I saw the ESPN 30 for 30 on this. Getting the book and holding the truth in my hand is like holding history in my hand.Published 2 months ago by Timothy Keenan
Very intense. Be prepared for some repetition but the story is worth the read.Published 20 months ago by David Hicks
Excellent book. Very thorough background investigating by the author. Remember the 96.Published on July 26, 2014 by Nite in CO
I first saw this story on ESPN' s Soccer Stories so I bought this nook to get some more about the story. I recommend the book, there is a lot of information here.Published on July 12, 2014 by Mark Swanson
He nailed it with factual detail while allowing the reader's emotion to build without unnecessary melodrama. Read morePublished on May 27, 2014 by William J. Marchioro