The Ghost: In Search of My Father the Football Legend

Author:   Rob White ,  Julie Welch
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
ISBN:  

9780224083003


Pages:   336
Publication Date:   07 June 2012
Format:   Paperback
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From the publishers of My Father and other Working Class Heroes comes the incredible biography of sixties Tottenham Hotspur legend, John White, who died aged 27. 'Had John lived, he could have been one of the greatest footballers of all time' Jimmy GreavesWhen John White was killed by a bolt of lightning in 1964, the football world was rocked by the tragedy. White was just 27 years of age.Nicknamed the 'Ghost' for the way that he could drift into space undetected, White played inside-forward for the great double-winning Tottenham Hotspur side of the early sixties. British football was entering a golden period and Bill Nicholson's free-flowing Spurs side was right at the forefront. White himself was on the cusp of greatness. Even alongside giants of the game like Dave Mackay and Danny Blanchflower, he stood out as a playmaker with incredible vision and touch.White lifted the European Cup Winners' Cup for Spurs (the first European trophy won by any British side) and gained 22 caps for Scotland, but he was also a family man. Six months before he died, his beloved wife Sandra, gave birth to their second child, a son called Rob.Rob White never knew his father. The man who was known by hundreds of thousands of football fans across the country, was a complete stranger to him. The Ghost of White Hart Lane is the result of interviews with his father's teammates, followers, and family members. Within these pages Rob White and Julie Welch have built up a portrait, not only of a brilliant and gifted young man, but also of a lost era.

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Author:   Rob White ,  Julie Welch
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   Yellow Jersey Press
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.258kg
ISBN:  

9780224083003


ISBN 10:   0224083007
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   07 June 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Colourful and, at times, moving * Four Four Two * A gorgeous and moving story -- Tom English * Scotland on Sunday * One of the most affecting sports books of the year -- Matt Dickinson * The Times * A special book about a special man * Independent on Sunday * Deeply personal - a touching, heartfelt story -- Gary Imlach


Deeply personal - a touching, heartfelt story -- Gary Imlach A special book about a special man Independent on Sunday One of the most affecting sports books of the year -- Matt Dickinson The Times A gorgeous and moving story -- Tom English Scotland on Sunday Colourful and, at times, moving Four Four Two


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Julie Welch is the critically lauded author of Those Glory, Glory Days, 26.2- Running the London Marathon and Out On Your Feet- The World of Hundred-mile Walking. Rob White is a professional photographer. The Ghost of White Hart Lane is his first book.

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