Terry Morris Releases Comprehensive History of Football

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Historian discusses game’s development, crowd behavior, more in new book, ‘Vain Games of No Value?’

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In “Vain Games of No Value? A Social History of Association Football in Britain During its First Long Century” (published by AuthorHouse UK), Terry Morris analyses the growth of football and highlights the factors that contributed to diverse developmental paths in different parts of the country.

“As an historian and as an enthusiastic football fan, I was acutely aware of the absence of any comprehensive study of the game's development over this period,” Morris explains. “I felt that my experience of the game and my experience of historical writing made me unusually well-qualified to undertake this task.”

Morris handles a myriad of topics in the book, covering the developments of the football crowd, the status of professional player, women’s football, the difficult survival of amateurism and more.

The author believes that, at a time when scandals and misrepresentations at FIFA have so damaged the sport's reputation, it is more important than ever that readers “will take away a wider grasp of the forces that have shaped the national game, and an enhanced ability to question and to evaluate the myths and generalisations that surround the sport. “

“Vain Games of No Value?”
By Terry Morris
Softcover | 8.25 x 11 in | 742 pages | ISBN 9781504998512
E-Book | 742 pages | ISBN 9781504998529
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Terry Morris only misspent half of his youth, dividing his time between the calm of his study and the bedlam of the football terraces. Graduating in history from Oxford University, he combined his two loves in a teaching career, spent entirely at University College School, in North West London, where he served successively as head of history and as deputy headmaster. He is the author of a range of textbooks on the 16th, the 19th and the 20th centuries.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 0800 1974150. For the latest, follow @AuthorHouseUK on Twitter.

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