The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide to Football Glory: The Story of Bela Guttman (Paperback)David Bolchover (author)
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Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 153 mm
"Packed with insight and interesting debate, The Greatest Comeback is both deeply poignant and extremely topical. David Bolchover has expertly woven one huge, tragic strand of twentieth-century history together with a great footballing story." - Henry Winter, Chief Football Writer, The Times
"David Bolchover has produced a remarkable work: as a history book alone, it carries the reader though a hideous chunk of the twentieth century in the most deft and compelling way, while as a biography of a great football coach it is both original and definitive." - Patrick Barclay, football journalist, London Evening Standard
"Moving, original, full of insight, this is a gripping tale told by a skilled storyteller. You don't need to be interested in the Holocaust to find this fascinating account of some great footballing moments absorbing. And you don't need to be interested in football to want to learn about this tale of survival. But if you are by chance interested in both, you will find this book extraordinary." - Daniel Finkelstein, associate editor, The Times
"A fascinating, brilliantly told biography of Europe's first superstar football coach, The Greatest Comeback is a moving, terrifying and inspirational story of survival and triumph. If you're a football fan and Bela Guttmann is just a name you have seen in the lists of European Cup-winning managers, take the time to read about the man. It is an astonishing journey." - Oliver Holt
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