Harry Harris - Author

About the Author

Harry Harris is a bestselling author and Group Chief Football Writer at the Daily Express. In June 2004, he won the Royal Variety Club’s Contribution to Sport Journalism award and has also held the Sports Story of the Year award. He is the only writer ever to win the scoop of the season twice. He has also twice been British Sports Journalist of the year. His books include the bestselling All the Way Jose; Chelsea’s Century; The Chelski Revolution; Abramovich: The Chelsea Diary; Pele: His Life and Times; Gullit: The Chelsea Diary; Terry Venables: The Inside Story; Roonaldo: The Biography of Wayne Rooney and Zola: A Tribute to a Legend.

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Kick It Out 25 Years of Campaigning for Equality in Football

Kick It Out 25 Years of Campaigning for Equality in Football

Author: Harry Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2018

Pele: His Life and Times

Pele: His Life and Times

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

A bestseller in both the UK and the USA on its first publication, this book was the first fully authorised life of world's greatest living footballer. With exclusive access to Pele, award-winning sports writer Harry Harris charts his meteoric rise from humble beginnings in Brazil to his first international at the age of sixteen. Superb athleticism, speed of thought and execution, and astonishing ball control helped him become the only player to have appeared in three World Cup-winning sides, and to have scored more than 1,200 goals in his senior career, a feat that is now unlikely ever to be equalled, let alone surpassed. Pele remains the best footballer of all time, despite the extraordinary exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, and legends such as Diego Maradona and Johan Cruyff. Now revised and updated to bring the story completely up to date, this is a tribute to a world-class sporting hero, a great sportsman and, to this day, an inspiration to millions.

Birds of the Kansas City Region

Birds of the Kansas City Region

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Birds of the Kansas City Region

Birds of the Kansas City Region

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

King Conte

King Conte

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2017

Down Memory Lane A Spurs Fan's View of the Last 50 Years

Down Memory Lane A Spurs Fan's View of the Last 50 Years

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/11/2016

Red One

Red One

Author: Harry Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Immortals

Immortals

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Jose Farewell to the King

Jose Farewell to the King

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

'I stay until they want me not to stay. No club moves me from Chelsea until Chelsea wants me to move because I want to be where I am loved' - Jose Mourinho, January 2014 Yet in December 2015, the love affair came to an incredible and stunning end. This book chronicles the entire remarkable story of Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, with a critical insight into how and why it ended so dramatically. Confrontational, passionate, full of chutzpah. Mourinho is a masterful tactician, and surely the best boss in the history of Chelsea. Yet for a second time the Emperor of the Bridge, Roman Abramovich, cast him aside. The reason?: having won the Premier League, the team's defence of the title proved to be one of the most bizarre periods in the club's history. In his first stint at Stamford Bridge the self-styled 'Special One' won two League titles back-to-back, the FA Cup and two League Cups, and included a still-unsurpassed Premier League points-tally record of 95 in the 2004-5 season. On returning 'home' after a six-year absence, Mourinho receiving a welcome by an army of Chelsea fans who love him every bit as much as they used to. He rewarded their faith in some fashion, sweeping aside newly rich Manchester City to soar to a third League title (with three games to spare), as well as a third League Cup. Then came the biggest collapse of any defending title-holder. Why did it happen? Who was to blame? Was there a players' rebellion? Who panicked behind the scenes, and why? How much was the row with the first-team doctor, Eva Carneiro, at the heart of Mourinho's second sacking from Chelsea? The answers lie in this fully revised, updated and expanded edition of Harry Harris's biography. It brings Mourinho's story right up to date, showing exactly why English football would be infinitely poorer without the colourful, commanding, and controversial presence of the 'Special One'.

Birds of the Kansas City Region

Birds of the Kansas City Region

Author: Harry Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2015

Birds of the Kansas City Region

Birds of the Kansas City Region

Author: Harry Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2015

Jose, Return of the King Return of the King

Jose, Return of the King Return of the King

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

The 'Special One' returns as 'the Happy One', calmer and better than before. Grayer; perhaps less flamboyant, even opting for a self-inflicted crew cut (he borrowed the clippers from Fernando Torres). But he's still the Special One, still confrontational, passionate, full of chutzpah. Mourinho is a masterful tactician, and surely now the best boss in the business. In his first stint at Stamford Bridge he won two League titles back to back, the FA Cup and two League Cups, and included a still-unsurpassed Premier League points tally record of 95 in the 2004/05 season. And after six years spent sweeping all before him with Real Madrid and Inter Milan, his absence certainly made the heart grow fonder. Chelsea's army of fans love him every bit as much as they used to, and those heady days beckon once more for Chelsea since he replaced the hugely unpopular Rafa Benitez in June 2013. One thing has changed, though - Chelsea are no longer the richest club around. But when his new Blues demolished Manchester City at the Etihad, Gary Neville heralded Mourinho's master class: 'He's shrewd, he's smart and he calls it on. He's good and he knows he's good.' This updated and expanded edition of Harry Harris's 2007 biography brings the story right up to the end of Mourinho's first season with Chelsea since he left in 2007, showing exactly why English football would be infinitely poorer without the colourful and commanding presence of the 'Special One'.

Advances in Human Genetics

Advances in Human Genetics

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2013

Advances in Human Genetics

Advances in Human Genetics

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/04/2013

From reviews of previous volumes in the series: 'Extremely valuable...thoroughly recommended.'-Annals of Human Genetics 'The most lucid and stimulating discussions of the topic to be found anywhere.'-American Scientist

Advances in Human Genetics

Advances in Human Genetics

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2013

From reviews of previous volumes in the series: 'Extremely valuable...thoroughly recommended.'-Annals of Human Genetics 'The most lucid and stimulating discussions of the topic to be found anywhere.'-American Scientist

Advances in Human Genetics 11

Advances in Human Genetics 11

Author: Harry Harris, Kurt Hirschhorn Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2013

Advances in Human Genetics 21

Advances in Human Genetics 21

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2012

The current volume includes chapters on peroxisomal disorders, genetic aspects of cancer, Gaucher disease, and other topics.

Advances in Human Genetics 1

Advances in Human Genetics 1

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/10/2012

During the last few years the science of human genetics has been expanding almost explosively. Original papers dealing with different aspects of the subject are appearing at an increasingly rapid rate in a very wide range of journals, and it becomes more and more difficult for the geneticist and virtually impossible for the non geneticist to keep track of the develop- ments. Furthermore, new observations and discoveries relevant to an overall understanding of the subject result from investigations using very diverse techniques and methodologies and originating in a variety of different disciplines. Thus, investigations in such various fields as enzymology, immunology, protein chemistry, cytology, pediatrics, neurology, internal medicine, anthropology, and mathematical and statistical genetics, to name but a few, have each contributed results and ideas of general significance to the study of human genetics. Not surprisingly it is often difficult for workers in one branch of the subject to assess and assimilate findings made in another. This can be a serious limiting factor on the rate of progress. Thus, there appears to be a real need for critical review articles which summarize the positions reached in different areas, and it is hoped that Advances in Human Genetics will help to meet this requirement. Each of the contributors has been asked to write an account of the position that has been reached in the investigations of a specific topic in one of the branches of human genetics.

Roman Conquest Chelsea - Kings of Europe 2012

Roman Conquest Chelsea - Kings of Europe 2012

Author: Harry Harris, Ron Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/06/2012

Mancini Diary of a Champion

Mancini Diary of a Champion

Author: Harry Harris, Dennis Tueart Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/06/2012

Advances in Human Genetics Volume 20

Advances in Human Genetics Volume 20

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2012

Advances in Human Genetics 14

Advances in Human Genetics 14

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2012

Advances in Human Genetics 10

Advances in Human Genetics 10

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/01/2012

Advances in Human Genetics 6

Advances in Human Genetics 6

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/01/2012

Advances in Human Genetics 12

Advances in Human Genetics 12

Author: Harry Harris, Kurt Hirschhorn Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/01/2012

Advances in Human Genetics 15

Advances in Human Genetics 15

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/01/2012

Advances in Human Genetics Volume 18

Advances in Human Genetics Volume 18

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/10/2011

From reviews of previous volumes in the series: 'Extremely valuable...thoroughly recommended.'-Annals of Human Genetics 'The most lucid and stimulating discussions of the topic to be found anywhere.'-American Scientist

Advances in Human Genetics 1 Volume 17

Advances in Human Genetics 1 Volume 17

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/09/2011

Jose The Greatest The Chelsea Years

Jose The Greatest The Chelsea Years

Author: Harry Harris, Chris Davies Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/2009

'I stay until they want me not to stay. No club moves me from Chelsea until Chelsea wants me to move because I want to be where I am loved' - Jose Mourinho, January 2014 The 'Special One' returns as 'the Happy One', calmer and better than before. Greyer; perhaps less flamboyant, even opting for a self-inflicted crew cut (he borrowed the clippers from Fernando Torres). But he's still the Special One, still confrontational, passionate, full of chutzpah. Mourinho is a masterful tactician, and surely now the best boss in the business. In his first stint at Stamford Bridge he won two League titles back to back, the FA Cup and two League Cups, and included a still-unsurpassed Premier League points-tally record of 95 in the 2004-5 season. And upon returning to the club after a six-year absence, receiving a welcome by an army of Chelsea fans who love him every bit as much as they used to, he rewarded their faith in some fashion, sweeping aside newly rich Manchester City to soar to a third League title (with no less than three games to spare), as well as a third League Cup.This updated and expanded edition of Harry Harris's biography brings the story right up to the end of Mourinho's second season with Chelsea since his 2007 departure, showing exactly why English football would be infinitely poorer without the colourful and commanding presence of the 'Special One'.

Birds Of The Kansas City Region

Birds Of The Kansas City Region

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/12/2009

Jose Mourinho Simply the Best

Jose Mourinho Simply the Best

Author: Harry Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2007

In 2004, Chelsea's billionaire owner, Roman Abramovich, needed the best manager money could buy, a proven champion, to capture the trophies his outlay on the team demanded. His choice was, of course, the irrepressible Jose Mourinho. Bringing his monumental self-belief and proven track record - not to mention a touch of elan - to the Premiership, Mourinho smashed the stranglehold that Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger held over English football's top prizes. Uniting Abramovich's impressive transfer outlay with his meticulous preparation and motivational skills, Mourinho elevated Chelsea to heights their fans had previously only dreamt of, winning the Premiership and Carling Cup double. Having delivered Chelsea's first top-flight domestic title in 50 years, Mourinho was never likely to rest on his laurels. His recruitment of the finest players in world football continued over the following two seasons, with the likes of Ashley Cole and Michael Essien bolstering the ranks, and inevitable success came in the shape of back-to-back championships in the second season, and a potential cup double in his third. It hasn't all been smooth sailing for The Blues' self-appointed 'Special One'. Critics have cited Mourinho's clear advantages in the transfer market, but it is his phenomenal manmanagement skills that have turned Chelsea from also-rans into the team everyone wants to beat. The unconditional loyalty of his players - most notably John Terry and Frank Lampard - is proof of the Mourinho effect. His unabashed confidence and will to win has seen him clash with rival managers, referees and other players alike; and his position as manager has not always seemed secure. But one thing is sure of Jose Mourinho; confident, eloquent, dapper in his attire and debonair to the core, English football would be a far less interesting sport without him. Jose Mourinho - Simply the Best is a celebration of his three years with The Blues.

All the Way Jose

All the Way Jose

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2006

Since his arrival in London, Portugese football coach Jose Mourinho has brought a touch of European class to Chelsea Football Club and England's Premiership. In just half a season he has inspired his team to reach outstanding form with a succession of fantastic performances and results. Soaring above their rival teams, Chelsea - led by Mourinho - have been unstoppable. Following numerous roles both on the pitch and from the sidelines, he has created an impressive career, but he is still hungry for more. Having already won both domestic and European trophies with Porto, and the Premiership and Carling up trophies in just his first season at Chelsea, he is eager to continue collecting the silverware at Stamford Bridge. This book follows Chelsea's fantastic form and how this super confident boss united Abramovich's impressive signings to conquer great teams throughout Europe. The hardback was a bestseller and this updated and revised version is sure to follow suit.

Chelsea's Century

Chelsea's Century

Author: Harry Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2005

Chelsea Football Club has been home to numerous football legends - Jimmy Greaves, Ray Wilkins, Peter Osgood, Gianfranco Zola and Frank Lampard, to name just a few. This South London institution will be 100 years old in 2005 and we are delighted to bring you this glorious celebration of all things Blue. Acclaimed football writer and Chelsea insider Harry Harris has the inside track on everything at Stamford Bridge and, in this unique book, he examines the birth of the club, the goals, the glory, the international influence and, of course, will bring us right up to date with the recent sweeping changes brought about by owner Roman Abramovich. He'll also take a look at the 2004/5 season, set to be a landmark one for the club. A must-have for any fan.

All the Way Jose

All the Way Jose

Author: Harry Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2005

Since his arrival in London, Portugese football coach Jose Mourinho has brought a touch of European class to Chelsea Football Club and England's Premiership. In just half a season he has inspired his team to reach outstanding form with a succession of fantastic performances and results. Soaring above their rival teams, Chelsea - led by Mourinho - have been unstoppable. Following numerous roles both on the pitch and from the sidelines, he has created an impressive career, but he is still hungry for more. Having already won both domestic and European trophies with Proto, he is eager to start collecting the silverware at Stamford Bridge. This book follows Chelsea's fantastic season and how this super confident boss united Abramovich's impressive signings to conquer great teams throughout Europe.

Chelski Revolution

Chelski Revolution

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2004

Abramovich The Chelsea Diary

Abramovich The Chelsea Diary

Author: Harry Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2004

Very few people have access to the inner sanctum of the new Chelsea family. One of them is award-winning sports journalist Harry Harris. He has the ear of the players, and contacts inside the Abramovich camp that have allowed him to follow the ins and outs of this historic first season in minute detail. Now he reveals the amazing secrets he has accumulated in one astonishing book. Abramovich: The Chelsea Diary contains amazing new insider information on the ongoing speculation that Claudio Ranieri will be set aside to make way for Sven-Goran Erikkson. It follows Chelsea's continuing campaign to sign even more big-name players such as Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney and Stephen Gerrard...And as the rubles continue to be spent, it analyses what Abramovich's chances are of scoring his own personal goal: success at any cost.

Chelski Revolution

Chelski Revolution

Author: Harry Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2003

It took just seven weeks for Chelsea to splash more than #110 on the finest players the world football scene had to offer. Practically overnight, the wage bill soared to #1.5 million a week. From Real Madrid to Arsenal, the football world sat up and took notice. This book reveals how Chelsea were within days of financial meltdown when the multi-billionaire Russian took charge. For the first time ever it discloses the rival bids, the involvement of David Mellor and the investigations of city watchdogs the FSA into potential insider share dealings. Most remarkable of all, the text reveals Chelsea's negotiations with Sven Goran Eriksson and Ferguson for the manager's position, as well as their discussions with even more of the leading lights of the footballing world such as Wayne Rooney, Stephen Gerrard and Michael Owen.

Advances in Human Genetics

Advances in Human Genetics

Author: Harry Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/1995

From reviews of previous volumes in the series: 'Extremely valuable...thoroughly recommended.'-Annals of Human Genetics 'The most lucid and stimulating discussions of the topic to be found anywhere.'-American Scientist

Advances in Human Genetics

Advances in Human Genetics

Author: Harry Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/1991

Continues the annual series presenting review articles designed to keep specialists abreast of advances in other disciplines working on human genetics. The five reviews cover genital adrenal hyperplasia, amyloidosis, Huntington's disease, cystic fibrosis, and von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis. An

Advances in Human Genetics

Advances in Human Genetics

Author: Harry Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/1990

The latest in the series of literature reviews designed to keep specialists in genetics and related fields abreast of current developments. The five articles cover the lethal osteochondrodysplasias, mutations in type I procollagen genes that cause osteogenesis imperfecta, structural defects in inher

Advances in Human Genetics Volume 18

Advances in Human Genetics Volume 18

Author: Harry Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/1989

The latest volume in this respected series considers chromosome instability and overgrowth syndromes, lacticacidemia, the molecular basis of HLA disease association, and the genetics of growth hormone and its disorders. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Advances in Human Genetics 1 Volume 17

Advances in Human Genetics 1 Volume 17

Author: Harry Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/1988

Advances in Human Genetics

Advances in Human Genetics

Author: Harry Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/1975

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