Barca: A People’s Passion


The story of FC Barcelona, written by the author of the internationally acclaimed Maradona: The Hand of God, updated with a new preface and chapter to bring the story right up to date

Barça is much more than a football club – it is a social and political phenomenon. Founded in 1898, FC
Barcelona is today the world’s biggest football club. Timely reissued as the team prepares to take on
Arsenal in the Champions League on 23 February, Jimmy Burns has travelled with supporters, talked to people intimately linked to the club, unearthed police files and long-forgotten newspaper reports to unravel the background to the Barça phenomenon.
Barça: A People’s Passion is much more than a book about football – it is a story of more than a hundred years of obsessive national pride and has now been brought right up to date to include the team triumph in the 2015 UEFA Champions League that saw Barça become champions of Europe yet again.

For editors:
Jimmy Burns writes for the Financial Times. Among his previous books are The Land That Lost Its Heroes(Somerset Maugham non-fiction prize, 1987), Hand of God: The Life of Diego Maradona and La Roja: A Journey Through Spanish Football. He is available for interview.

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  1. Payman Haft says:

    I am a huge Barca fan and would love to read the 2016 edition of your book BARCA: A PEOPLES PASSION. When will it be available in kindle format in the U.S.? Thanks so much. I listened to you on this weeks La Liga Weekly podcast by Sky Sports. Great stuff. Thank you.

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